I'm back into cooking :) It's been 10 weeks since my beautiful second daughter (Sadie) was born and I'm finally starting to feel like I'm gaining a little control back in the house. I'm slowly getting back to planning my meals and doing my weekly grocery shopping. I even took a peek at a Kroger ad the other day! WHAT?!?! I'm glad I looked at that ad because I bought a turkey today for only 39 cents a pound :) However, I don't plan on cooking that until later in the month...
On today's menu was split pea soup. I know, it doesn't sound good. To be honest with you I never had pea soup until I was 29 years old. I took a trip to Wisconsin to visit my husband's grandmother and she had made a pot of pea soup. It was for dinner and I was terrified of it. However, I didn't want to come across as a picky eater so I thought I could just suffer through one meal and be a good little granddaughter-in-law. Well, with one bite I instantly fell in love. Who would've thought that pea soup wouldn't taste like peas??? I ate the soup that night for dinner and just about every day for lunch the rest of the week. I couldn't get enough.
Two weeks ago Eric ordered me a HoneyBaked Ham. I ate ham for lunch and dinner for several days and even had some ham with breakfast once. Then I was all hammed-out and needed to freeze the leftovers. When I was cutting the meat from the bone I suddenly thought of the pea soup. I HAD to save the ham bone to make the soup. Tonight was the night for the soup...and I was not disappointed. It's one I'll definitely make again. Sorry guys...I'm not going to share the recipe. I don't know if it's Grandma's "secret" recipe or something and I don't want to give away a family favorite. Just in case. :)
I will share a recipe that I used the ham in that was also a big hit. I made this one night and had my aunt and uncle over for dinner. I was surprised that my 2 year old really enjoyed this Cheesy Ham Chowder recipe!
I made it EXACTLY as the recipe calls for and it was amazing. This chowder also freezes well so if you make a big batch you can have your freezer stocked for the rest of the year. Believe me, you're gonna want it again!
Let me know if you try it :)