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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Split Pea and Ham......

Today I made Split Pea and Ham soup. Except it was modified somewhat. We had the ham at Christmas and I froze what was left. Yesterday we enjoyed some ham and cheese sandwiches as a quick meal............Yesterday I put the split peas and lentils in two cans of chicken broth and threw in the odd bits of ham that was on its rind and bone. I chopped all the good ham and added that as well. I cooked it all for a couple of hours to blend the flavours and refrigerated it overnight. Today I put it in the crock pot and left it on high. After a couple of hours I took the ham bone out and took out any fat and rinds I put that out for the birds. The Starlings loved it and I also got a Crow come in for a look.
I added a can of corn (undrained) and a can of peas (undrained) The split peas and lentils were all cooked and thickening. I added some Mrs Dash and put it back on to simmer.

I bought the bag of lentils and split peas for soup from the Armish store a while back. It said to add the seasoning of choice. I didnt want to add salt because of the ham. I thought it might make it a bit much so used Mrs Dash. I also used up the 1/2 jar of white beans I had used for the Chili.......a good opportunity to use up things. The package of Lentils and split peas also had wild rice and regular rice in it. It was looking good and had a lot of ham.


It doesn't look that appealing maybe, but it was really really good. Got enough left for tomorrow. I love these kinds of meals on cold winter days. Tomorrow though I want some crusty bread and butter.
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