Friday, December 7, 2012

Even Better The Second Time Around

After our neighborhood dinner we had some left-over spiral ham.  Hubby, M and L enjoyed some leftover ham on biscuits the day after the party.  But I still was left with the shoulder bone with meat on it so I decided to make one of Hubby's favorites: split-pea soup!

It is beyond easy,  I don't even follow a recipe.  One onion and two big hand fulls of baby carrots chopped and diced.  Heat olive oil in your Le Creuset then add diced onions and carrots.  Cook until tender.  Once the onion and carrots are tender, add 3 cups chicken broth and 3 cups water.

While your pot is coming to a boil, sort and rinse your bag of split peas.  Then add the split peas to the boiling pot.  Once your pot is back to a boil add your left-over ham and bones.  Let your pot simmer away for a couple of hours.  Stir frequently and add fresh water as needed. The beans will fall apart as they cook.

It was a great dinner for all but one.  After re-reading the Goya split pea bag we saw the fine print.  The peas might have contained wheat.  Still not sure why peas might have contained wheat but I was upset none the less.  This should have been a GF dinner:( (Hubby's comment: Not that B, who somehow hates anything called a soup, would have eaten it anyway. Her loss because it was outstanding!)


  1. YUM! I happen to love split pea soup. But, alas, I am the only one in my family who does. :( That is so frustrating about the labeling. How on earth do dries peas contain wheat?!?
    Have a great weekend!

  2. This recipe looks amazing. I don't eat ham but I would try it with something else. And they probably just put that on the package because of a chance of residue that may be in the factory that produces the split peas! I hope you're having a great weekend!


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