Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Adventure in the Kitchen: Split Pea Soup

There is nothing better then coming home after a day of skiing to the smell of homemade soup.  Before taking off today I put on a crockpot of split peas soup.  Lauren, Sam and I ate the whole pot for dinner.   I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

1 Ham Bone
1 lb of split peas well rinsed and drained
1 1/2 qts of water
1 cup chopped onion
2 stalks of chopped celery
2 carrots chopped
2 small potatoes chopped
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
1 T herbs de Provance from Stonewall Kitchen (or you can mix your own from dried fennel seeds, basil, lavendar, thyme, savory, or just be creative Bay Leaf is good too)
1/4  t ground pepper
1/2 t garlic powder (fresh garlic would be better, but I was out)

Put all the ingredients in a large crockpot, start on High.  If you leaved on high it will be ready in 3-4 hours.  If you want it later in the day, turn it down to low once it starts to simmer, or before you walk out the door and it will be ready in 5-6 hours.

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