Today I made yellow split pea soup and since I had not eaten all day, we had it for an early dinner.
Have you ever had it? It is a more delicate pea flavor than the green split peas. I added onions, carrots and celery to mine. I used a ham bone from the ham we had a few weeks ago. I had also frozen some extra ham in anticipation of this soup.
In my area, it's hard to find the yellow split peas. I have only found one store in town that carries them (actually DH found the store...remember, he does a lot of the grocery shopping). For those who have never made soup from the dried peas, they look like this: I also made garlic bread with melted cheese on top. It was a nice light meal.
I don't have a recipe as I just throw stuff in. There is a recipe on the back of the bag that is a good starting point. I do use about 3 parts chicken broth to one part water rather than all water. I think it adds a little flavor.
It's a nice meal to make when you are very busy as you can just let it simmer all afternoon while you do other things.
DH is hoping I find some time to bake cookies this weekend. I have not baked a single Christmas cookie and he seems to be missing them. I just can't seem to find the time this year. The kind he wants are the rolled frosted sugar cookies. Naturally the ones that take the most time and effort.
Maybe I will make some tomorrow morning. I'm pretty well pooped for today.
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
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