Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Recipe Box Swap

swap blogpost
Over at i have to say there is a recipe box swap going on today. Well who couldn't use a new recipe so I thought I'd join in the fun. Today's shaping up to be a sunny 50 degree day just like spring. Of course there is still snow on the ground so I decided to do one more winter soup before putting my soup pot away for the summer. So here's what we're having for dinner...
Hearty Slit Pea Soup and homemade bread. Before you say yuck I have to admit I've never been a fan of pea soup until this recipe. Now it's a favorite when paired with warm bread and butter. Delicious! The recipe comes from Steph's Country Kitchen Goodness.


Chopped and ready to go into the Crockpot.

It doesn't look like much yet but it's going to be yummy!

HEARTY SPLIT PEA SOUP



1 package (16 ounces) dry, green split peas

4 cups water

2 cups chicken broth

1/2 pound cooked, finely cubed ham

1 large potato, peeled and diced

3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced

1 celery stalk, sliced

1 small onion, chopped

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/8 tsp. dry thyme leaves

1 bay leaf

Rinse split peas in cold water. Combine all ingredients in a Dutch oven or large sauce pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 1-1/2 hours. Remove bay leaf. Yield: 6 servings.

*Useful Tip: If soup is too thick, add enough water until soup reaches desired consistency. Soup thickens upon standing, so leftovers will probably need more water before re-serving.



8 comments:

susan said...

i have never tried split pea soup because of how it looked. and i said yuck right along with your post!! but i am going to trust you and try this. i am just making my list of meals for the week, so its going on there. i will let you know how it goes. thanks for the recipe

randi said...

I love split pea soup! Thanks for posting the recipe!

Sharon said...

Pea soup...all time favorite.
Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Blossom said...

Mmmmmmm...my mouth is watering just reading this recipe...and it's only 8.15am!!! My kids and my husband love soup so I will definitely give this one a try. Thanks for sharing...Ainslie

My Inspired Heart said...

I love this kind of soup....Split pea is one of my favorite! I know my family will love this recipe :) Thanks for sharing!

Jane @ What About Mom? said...

I LOVE split pea soup -- there's nothing heartier and homier. mm-mm. Might have to hurry and make some before winter is over completely.

Another way to get great flavor really in-expensively is by buying hamhocks (you take them out right before serving). But if split pea by itself sounds yucky, then you might not be ready for hamhocks. But just trust me!!

susan said...

jane @ what about mom, can i just say ewwwwwwwwwwww to hamhocks???

jillytacy said...

Jane,
I enjoyed making a pot of split pea soup last week thinking the same thing as you, soon spring will be here an no more soup. Really I'm excited to hang up the soup pot and break out the salads and BBQ. It's been a long winter! I'll trust you on the hamhocks, I don't think I'm ready for that yet. I made a beef soup recipe that required cooking the bone for flavor. It was so gross! My grandmother had a dairy farm so I grew up around animals and had a hard time eating them for much of my life. Now as an adult I eat lots of meat but I didn't when I was younger.