Split pea and ham soup…. it ain’t pretty but, it’s so good!

Oh my goodness… it’s been 7 months since my last blog post! I’d like to give you all a list of excuses, but truth be told, I just got lazy. Hope you can forgive me! Hope you can also forgive how rusty this post might be. I’m out of practice! I’ve made a New Years resolution to start writing more. Bear with me, please.

So, it’s freezing here in the Land of Liz. We’ve had a very mild winter so far and my body just can’t seem to adjust to this cold snap. I can’t get the chill out of my bones and the only cure I can think of  is a huge vat of split pea soup! Yes, I know that for many people, the thought of split pea soup conjures up images of Linda Blair’s head spinning around, but if you can get past that visual, I highly suggest trying this awesome soup.

This is such an easy and cheap recipe! I had a bag of split peas that I soaked overnight, a leftover ham bone from Christmas dinner, an onion and some carrots. Next thing I know…. I had soup! Ok, maybe it wasn’t that easy but, close!

As you may remember, Hubby is not a ‘soup guy’ and it turns out, neither is Bean. Thankfully, Peanut is turning out to be a foodie like her mama!  Here’s her reaction to my soup:

She hasn't quite mastered the spoon yet. Soup through a straw works for us. She looks a little nervous doesn't she?

 

I think she likes it!
This was a huge success. Peanut drank the soup and even started dipping her crackers in it! 
Ok, here’s the magic recipe:
1 ham bone (the meatier, the better)
1 bag of split peas, soaked overnight
1 onion, chopped
chopped carrots (to your taste)
Salt & pepper to taste 
 
Start by sauteeing the onion in a bit of olive oil. Dump in the split peas, ham bone, a little salt & pepper and the carrots. Pour enough water over the top to cover. Cook on medium heat until the peas have all turned into a lovely green liquid (about two hours). Remove ham bone & serve. Doesn’t get much easier!  Enjoy!
 

Yum!

 
 
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5 thoughts on “Split pea and ham soup…. it ain’t pretty but, it’s so good!

  1. This looks like a wonderful recipe, Liz, but I’m one of those people who can’t get past the visual. I’ve never tried pea soup, but maybe the ease of this one will change my mind. Thanks for returning to posting, again. By the way, your date stamp is a day ahead of time. 😉
    Jean

    • Thanks Jean! Not sure why the time stamp is messed up. I’ll have to check on it. I’m so rusty, the whole website has changed formats. It took me forever to figure out how to get the pictures to post correctly. It’s a learning process.

  2. Welcome Back! I love reading your blogs! : )

    I have to agree with your friend Jean..I have this thing about the green color I might have to try this receipe as it is simple and I like simple. : ) Can you post some good easy crock pot receipes? I need some ideas..ie: chicken and dumplings etc.

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