Month: December 2011

Split Pea & Ham Soup

Just like with Thanksgiving and turkey I think it’s always good to have an arsenal of “leftover” recipes for the big meal you make on holidays.  For those of you making a ham on Christmas (or anytime for that matter) I’ve got two versions of this recipe for you based on how much time you have.  One version uses the ham bone to add in some extra flavor and is great if you’re spending the day at home and want the house to smell like home cooking all day! {Slow Going Split Pea & Ham Soup} from Molly Stephens   For the Broth: 1 ham bone 8 c. water 2 bay leaves 1 tsp. dried oregano 1 tsp. dried sage 1 tsp. dried thyme 1 tsp. whole black peppercorns 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 1 onion, peeled and quartered 2 carrots cut into large pieces Salt & pepper Bring everything to a boil in a large stock pot.  Stir and reduce to a simmer.  Simmer away for about 3 hours uncovered.  Strain and reserve …