Lentil Soup with honey ham

1 Med- Large Yellow Onion, diced
2 cloves Garlic, diced
1/8 (1/2 stick) butter
2 Bay Leaves
2 carrots, diced small
3 stalks of celery, diced small
1/4 pound of honey ham, diced in small pieces
1-2 Quarts of water depending on amount of lentils
Vege-Buillon, dissolved into water
1 Package of Lentils
Cayenne, Italian Seasonings, Salt and Pepper

Add the onion and garlic to butter, sautee and add carrots and celery.
Add Bay Leaves for flavor
Throw in the ham to flavor the vegetables.
Add Water/Stock/Bullion
Add Lentils
Let cook for at least 30-40 minutes and once the lentils are soft, add the seasonings.
Let cook until Lentils are completely soft.

Tis the season of cold weather and soups. I made this soup on the fly and probably spent about $4-5.00 for all of the ingredients used. Serves 10-12.

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