My friend invited me over for dinner tonight. She simmered a ham in salted water with carrots, celery, onions, and cabbage until the vegetables were quite tender. Then she drained the ham and vegetables, mixed the vegetables with butter, and served them together. What a great dinner! I’ll make it using a ham hock instead of the ham since I like the texture of long-simmered ham hock, but otherwise it will definitely be something I’ll make myself.