Cold Weather = Split Pea Soup
Sorry, just one photo. This time of year keeps me terribly busy. I’m delivering presents to my clients, shopping for the kiddies and trying to figure out time to see all the family and friends who are visiting from out of town. It’s practically impossible to do it all. I haven’t even begun my holiday baking, which means I’m REALLY in the weeds. Therefore, the blog must suffer. I know you readers are probably equally busy so I’m sure you understand and will forgive me….right?
Cold Weather = Pea Soup Weather
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 ribs celery, chopped
- 5-6 carrots, sliced
- 3 potatoes, diced
- 1 bag split peas (about 2 cups, washed)
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 1 ham bone or ham hock
- 2 cups diced ham
- curry powder to taste (approx 1-2 tsp)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 5 qts water
- In a Dutch oven, saute onion, celery and carrot in oil until soft. Add ham bone, water, bay leaves, bouillon, curry and split peas. Bring to al boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Partially cover the pot, and simmer for a half-hour. Add the potatoes and simmer until vegetables and peas are soft and the peas are starting to fall apart, about another half-hour.
- Remove ham bone. Using a stick blender, partially blend the soup. Return to the heat. Add the diced ham. Season to taste with salt and pepper.