Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Saute 1 onion, 1 carrot, 1 parsnip and 2 stalks celery in olive oil. Add 6-8 oz of ham, 2 boxes of chicken broth, two bay leaves, and 1 package of split peas. Let simmer for about an hour, or until the split peas are tender. Serve with croutons on top. I made mine in a pan with olive oil and (lots) of butter, and black pepper. They would be much better with garlic powder. I could swear I purchased some at Trader Joe's a few days ago, but I couldn't find them. The Man could not stop eating this soup.
I'm staying put for a few days--maybe I can finish a sweater for myself that I started this summer!