Sometimes the heart needs warming. Sore throat, stuffy nose, damp, gray day, troubles on your door step. Yesterday I made New England Boiled Dinner. Big meaty ham bone, carrots, onions, potatoes and cabbage. It is a humble and rather unphotogenic meal, but it did warm the heart. The resulting pot liquor was steamy hot and pungent. I am always surprised by my vegetable-hating and especially cabbage-hating kids. They seem to go for the pot liquor and ham, potatoes and carrots even though they won't touch the cabbage. Mia especially loves the carrots. Roger and I devoured it and felt heartened by it. He is even learning to like cornbread muffins. I am happy to say that not one bite of that ham was wasted. I found a way to use it all.