Sorry for the short post, but lets face it, my posts are just too long as it is. I just get carried away and I can't stop. Here are some pics... with and without ham (I've never had split pea soup, but my boyfriend insisted there must, MUST be ham in the soup! I don't know why.)
This is my favorite soup that we have made on Whisk Wednesdays yet. To make the soup, add diced carrots, onions, leeks, bacon, split peas (I used green), chicken stock, a bouqet garni and let simmer for 40 minutes. Process in a blender, put it back in the pot, add some cream, and you've got yourself the best split pea soup EVER. I WANT WINTER!
LOVE the fact that the bacon is cooked into the soup and pureed and becomes a integral part of the flavor. So smoky and delicious. Great, great soup, and a keeper.
I just realized that, although I am an adventurous eater, I have never had classics (can I call them that?) like French Onion Soup and Split Pea Soup. Or tunafish with cheese melted on top.
Seriously, why do people do that? I don't get it.