Saturday, January 31, 2009

Split Pea Soup

It's hard to get kids to try split pea soup. Its green and chunky and looks like baby food. However, once my kids got the "EEWWW, you want ME to eat that?" out of the way, they found that it really is quite tasty. This is our favorite version. We like it a little bit chunky so we cut the vegetables a little bigger. Its simple to make and tastes great on a cool day.

Split Pea Soup

2 cups split peas
1 medium carrot (diced)
1 medium potato (diced)
1/2 medium onion (diced)
1/2 meaty ham bone or 1 1/2 cups cooked ham (diced)
1 bay leaf
Salt and Pepper to taste

Rinse peas and place in to a large stew pot. Add all other ingredients. Cover with water about 2 inches above the top of ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 2 hours, or intil peas are pureed and slightly thickened.

1 comment:

Sherri said...

I made this last night. It's so yummy, even Damion likes it!