Cheap Eats >> Split Pea Soup
3-4 Slices Bacon, cooked crisp -OR- 3/4 Cup Diced Ham
6 Cups Water or Soup Stock
1 large Onion, chopped
1 stalk Celery, chopped fine
1 Carrot, grated
1-1/3 Cup Dry Split Peas
1/2-1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1 Bay Leaf
1/3 teaspoon Garlic Powder (that would be a heaping 1/4-teaspoon)
1/3 teaspoon Dried Oregano (ditto that measurement)
Cavender's Greek Seasoning, for serving
Saute Bacon in a 4-quart pan. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer 1-1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove Bay Leaf before serving. Sprinkle each serving with Cavender's Greek Seasoning. Serves 6 to 8.
This recipe is from my Mom. It is so simple to make and I usually double it. I really recommend that you do use that Cavender's--this soup somehow doesn't taste as good without it. But be forewarned: the fifth ingredient in Cavender's is MSG. As an aside, do you know how Very Hard it is to photograph an appealing picture of Split Pea Soup? I didn't either, until I tried!
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2 Corinthians 4: 8-10
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