"So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Split Pea Soup
I am now going to share with you my mother's recipe for split pea soup. She got it from my grandmother. You and I are not going to tell anyone that Grandma got it from the back of a bag of green split peas, then tweaked it, are we? Now you know where I got my recipe stealing, er, borrowing, skills from. That is what has been passed down to me from generation to generation.
Green Split Pea Soup with Ham 1 lb. of green split peas (use yellow if you have been watching movies you shouldn't have been. If you still can't deal, look on the back of a package of lentils, and tweak that) 8 cups of water 1 meaty ham bone 1 cup of chopped ham 1 large onion, chopped 3 stalks of celery, chopped 3 carrots, scraped and chopped a pinch of salt 2 garlic cloves, minced Wash, sort, and drain split peas. Combine all ingredients in a large pot with lid. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for about 1 hour or until cooked through, stirring occasionally. Before serving, remove ham from the bone. Cut ham off bone, and dice. Add to the soup and serve.
When you go to a restaurant, you get a cup this as the soup of the day sometimes with your meal. A full bowl of this is a meal in itself. Sometimes it is hard to think of soup as a meal. If that is a problem for you, think of it as ham and pea stew. Now you can serve it as a meal, no?
I was a stay at home daughter. That was like a stay at home mom in reverse. My job was taking care of my ailing mom. Sometimes it was like being on vacation hanging out with my mom, and at other times I missed working for a paycheck with an actual job description and time away from my job. Now I just miss her.
Still waiting to figure out my new purpose.
I have a wonderful husband, and no children