Easter was awesome. I am trying very hard to get all the chocolate out of my house, unfortunately, most of it is ending up in my mouth! It’s been a week of leftovers. My Mother prepared our family traditional Pineapple Glazed Ham. I was amazed to see she was about to throw away the bone (she NEVER throws away the bone!) Luckily, I was paying enough attention to ask for it. And you know what that means…Split Pea Soup! There was no super secret recipe here, I used the recipe off the back of the C&F Foods Inc. green split pea bag.
Green Split Pea Soup with Ham
2 cups of dried C&F green split peas
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp. thyme
2 qts water
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 ham bone
salt and pepper
Wash and sort peas; add water. Bring to boiling: simmer 2 mins. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 1 hour. Add ham bone, veggies, bay leaf and thyme; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until peas are soft. Remove bone; cut off meat and dice. If desired, put veggie mixture through food mill, blender or sieve. Return meat to soup; season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes about 2 quarts.
Super easy and OH SO YUMMY!
The perfect bread to accompany is Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day an adaptation from Former Chef of the Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day book by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. It really only takes five minutes to make and can make 4 loafs. It can also keep in the fridge for up to 14 days to make when you need it. The rising time is a bit more (90 mins), but gosh, worth every extra minute!
What’s going on in your kitchen?