Thursday, October 21, 2010

Split Pea Soup My Friends

Thats whats on the menu today. My husband loves split pea soup, and I do too. Now if you are not a meat eater, skip the ham hocks, but they really add alot of flavor. I use this recipe , and I doubled it to have leftovers (already doubled for you)
2 cups of dry split peas (rinse and drain)
4 cups of chicken broth
2 cups of water
1-2 pounds of ham hocks
3 medium carrots
2 celery sticks (I skip these, noone likes these at our house)
1/2 cup of onion
Do all your chopping, rinsing. I cook mine in the crockpot so I don't have to watch it all day. I put the peas in, then the ham hocks, then the veggies, then the chicken broth and water. Finally add a dash of pepper. Then put in your crockpot on high heat for 5 to 6 hours. Delicious!
I must take a pic of it when its done, it is the rperfect savory meal in the fall
Pair it with a nice crusty bread
Another one of my fave fall soups is a clam chowder. My father-in-law makes the best in the world. Hands down. He made me a batch the last time he came so I could eat it for many weeks. And trust me I did.
I really love the etsy shop "Paper Pastries."
When I was a kid I thought it was the best thing in the world to get cool pencils, I still do.

Have you visited "jikits?"
Her ever so cute "Danke Thank You cards are absolutely adorable!!!

I will be back in a few days. We are going to be enjoying family in town!
Have a great Thursday!


  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I've never had split pea soup (crazy, I know!) but it sounds really, really yummy and perfect for the chill that's finally hitting our area!

    Have fun spending time with your family!

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  3. awww, thanks so much for featuring my linocut cards. i'm going to try your split pea soup (perfect for this weather). i have a bag of dry peas in the cupboard...not sure if i need to soak them overnight?
    happy oktoberfest!

  4. Your welcome Kim! You don't need to soak the split peas, just rinse them and put them in the crock pot with all the other goodies and your set.

    Thank you LivinginDomesticity! I don't do facebook but I will definitly check it out, thank you!

    Hey Eleanor, I hope your doing well. I'm so excited for your newest additions arrival, congrats! Let me know if you try the recipe ;)

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  6. Thank you so much Nicoline, I will head over there!

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  8. Thanks kimar9791! I checked it out! This sounds like alot of fun, I will definitly try to make it. The site looks wonderful!