Monday, January 10, 2011
Princess and the Pea
2 cups dried split peas (rinsed and sorted)
8 cups water
2 chopped onions (or 1/2 cup dried)
6 chopped carrots (in bite size pieces)
6 celery stalks (sliced)
bay leaf (remove after cooking)
2 tsp salt - Pepper to taste
Cook on low for 8-10 hrs -until peas are tender (you can put in at night and it may be done when you wake up!). I like to ladle out 1/2 into blender to puree as I like some whole peas/vegs; or you could use a hand blender and puree the entire soup. If in a hurry, you can cook soup on stove top and it will take about 1- 1/2 hrs. for peas to be tender. If you eat meat, add shredded or chunks of ham, but add after you have blended and warm thru.
I like to serve with a Keiser roll.
Now that I'm happy to have some pieces finished, I can do some "play-for fun" pieces, my favorite. A couple of bags, a child's quilt with the cute kitty fabrics my grandson gave me for Christmas, and a little cross stitching. Remember to treat yourself as a "princess"; and have some fun with your sewing.