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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Easy Split Pea Soup With Ham:

This is what I did today ~ I made split pea soup 
with ham in six easy steps, and this is how I did it:

1) First, get out your crock pot.  This is my favorite one, because it is so big, and I consider it high-speed.  It will burn you with steam if you are not careful though, so I took out my magic marker and wrote a warning on it.  I always forget, get burned and get mad otherwise.  Then, I cleaned it for the photo, but didn't want to wash off my writing, so it is a little blurry instead of stainless steel shiny around that part ... but everything was very clean inside, where it counts (just so you know).

2)  Take out the old fashioned bone-in ham that you cooked the other day, and put it on your cutting board.  Take a good look at it.  Figure out how much you are going to take off, and how much you are going to leave on. 

3)  Work your knife magic!  I cubed up my carvings and put them in the freezer to be used another day.  Maybe for scalloped potatoes with ham, or perhaps a ham noodle casserole.  Then I paced the rest of the ham that was still on the bone into the crock pot.

4)  I looked in my cupboards and figured out what I had on hand that would make a great soup.  These are the things that I came up with:

5)  Then, big surprise, I put everything into the crock pot with the ham.  I figured that all that broth had enough salt in it, but added some pepper and some garlic powder:

6)  Then I let the soup cook for six hours; stirring it every once in a while.  You cook it until the split peas and carrots are soft.  This is how it turned out.  Yum!

Easy.  Fun.  Pretty.  Delicious.

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Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Wow! That looks easy AND yummy! And it doesn't look like typical pea soup, so my hubby might eat it. I love pea soup but have never tried to make it since I'm the only one who likes it. But this might make everyone happy. I'll try it soon and let you know!

Arkansas Patti said...

Aw, how I wish I liked split pea soup. It was one of my Dad's specialties that I never enjoyed. I was the in the minority in our family, everyone else loved it.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Lisa and Patti ... you could make this with any kind of beans and it would be just as good, I think. I really was tasty!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Now THIS will be on our table soon!! Wow. First off, it's one of my favorite soups, and secondly, I've never added all those goodies. But I will NOW!!

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Lynn said...

Yummy, I will have to give that a try!


This looks easy and deli! Terrific, this will soon be in our dinner table! I love split pea soup, I even liked it when they gave us for lunch in school and I wasen't a good eater back then!
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Tony Benson said...

That soup looks delicious! Can you email me some? :-)

Reflections said...

Your soup looks absolutely delicious.

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh this looks so good! It is raining today. Perfect soup weather!

LV said...

I love most any kind of soup. This really looks good. I have never made it. However, I do not cook much anymore.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Everybody, thanks for your great comments. I hope that you will someday have a chance to make it, cuz I know that you will really enjoy it if you do.

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