start out in a lg. pot place ham bone and meat .fill water till just to top of bone . put on high till it starts boiling .turn down med.simmer for about 45 mins.get a nice ham broth.
then take bone and meat out put aside ,let cool. strain broth to get out little pieces . put broth back into the pot. put on med heat ,add seasonings , chopped celery and leaves , chopped onion ,2 cans carrots , and one lg .can tomato sauce.
put your pasta on in another pot and cook ,then drain.
after getting pasta going . take meat off of bone cut into pieces throw into soup.(throw bone away , or give to your dog ) that will be his treat. lol let it simmer a little with the meat in it .15 min
put 1/2 of pasta into the soup . as you serve you can keep adding the rest of the pasta to it . that keeps the pasta from swelling up the juice of the soup. IF YOU WISH SPRINKLE SOME PARMESAN CHEESE ON TOP . AND ENJOY .... THIS HAM SOUP IS DELICIOUS.