Split Pea Soup ala Crockpot

Ridiculously easy, I tell you. Ridic.

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And totally up my alley.

Last night, after I came home from Happy Hour(s), I enlisted the service of the boy to chop an onion and 3 carrots. In the meantime, I dumped 4 cups of dried split peas, 2 quarts low sodium chicken broth, 2 quarts water, some pepper, and marjoram into the crockpot with the elusive ham bone.

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Yep, that’s it.

This morning, I pulled it out of the fridge, stuck it in the crockpot, and left it on low from the time I left that house (7am) to the time I returned (4:30pm). 9.5 hours is probably a bit longer than I’d like but I don’t have a crockpot with a timer option… yet. 😉

I gave it a good stir when I got home and turned the crock off.

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Massive quantities of soup. MASSIVE. We each had a bowl for dinner. (Duh!) AND we got xxx containers of tupperware full of the stuff now!

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(There is one more container hiding in the fridge too. And yes, we still have more ham in the fridge (and freezer).)

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Oh, by the by. I did partake in Waffle Wednesday!

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That’s a mixed fruit salad I made on Sunday night with plums, cuties, strawberries, a pear, an apple, coconut, walnuts, and ground flax. With a squirt of agave on top for good measure!

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And the boy and I both had ham leftovers for lunch. Me plain slices with wild rice. Him the pasta dish. With dinner, we’re up to 14 (?) servings. Plus 5 of soup ready to go already. 19. Really? And we are maybe halfway through the ham? That really makes me feel not guilty about spending $15 on a piece of meat. At the rate we are going, we are going to get 30 meals out of this. You do the math.

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2 Responses

  1. Wow…50 cents a meal (is that right?)…can’t beat that and that soup looks so good! I’m seriously debating buying and cooking a ham because I missed out on one over easter. And making soup with the leftovers!

  2. Holy moly!! That IS ridic!! I’ve been buying a lot of pork lately because it’s so damn cheap Obviously, I need to put it to work in a split pea soup 😉

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