Ingredients: Dried Green Split Peas, Onion, Carrots, Ham Bone, Chicken Broth
(You can also put in celery but when I went to get my celery out of the refrigerator I realized I didn't have any in there :))
You need to rinse the peas so pour 2 cups into a strainer...
And rinse with water. You want to move the peas around to make sure there's nothing in with the peas.
Pour the rinsed peas into a big pot...
And cover with 2 cups of water. Let them soak for an hour
Then add your ham bone
2 cups of chicken broth and 2 more cups of water
Bring it to a boil
Then cover and let it simmer for an hour
Take out the ham bone
And cut the meat off the bone and dice into small pieces
Once the bone is out mash up the peas. If the soup is a little thick (like mine is here) just add a little water.
Add the onions...
And the diced ham. Let it cook for 20 more minutes.
Then just pour it in a bowl and go enjoy!
This soup freezes really well so it works great to put it in Dutch Tupperware (aka cool whip containers :))
Cover, label and put it in the freezer so that the next freezing cold day you can pull it out, heat in the microwave and enjoy a bowl of soup
Looks like I won't be getting the whole pot of soup to myself anymore :)
Split Pea Soup
2 cups dried split pea
4 cups water
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup onions, diced
1 cup carrots, diced
Rinse the peas. Pour into a large pot and cover with 2 cups of water. Soak for 1 hour. Add 2 cups of water and 2 cups of broth and the ham bone. Bring to boil, turn down heat and simmer for 1 hour. Remove the ham bone, cut the meat off the bone and dice. Mash up the peas (if soup is too thick add some water). Return the ham to the soup and add carrots and onions. Heat for 20 more minutes.