I am going to share what I just made. I recently have been cooking up a storm every Sunday and canning the food. I know that if I don’t do this, I eat poorly. I did some experiments in my kitchen and I will share this receipe I made up. It is soooooo good!
How I thought of this was I was cooking a ham in the oven, so naturally, I had to think how can I use the ham bone. I decided to high tail it to the store to pick up a bag of split peas. If I am going to go through the trouble of canning, I may as well make a ton! So, I picked up 2- 1pound bags and went home. I had never ever cooked this before, so with the help of the internet, I learned how to cook the peas. Whenever I cook, I always add my own flare to it. Here is what I did:
In a large, huge pot, I poured in 8 cups of hot water. Then I dumped the peas in it. I turned the stove on high and I boiled the peas for 25 minutes. I turned the burner off and let it sit for 1 hour.
In another pot, I filled it with 4 cans of sliced carrots, one cut up celery stalk, one cut up onion, fresh cilantro, 1/2 tsp of black pepper, garlic powder, and salt. I cooked the veggies until tender, added the ham bone to the peas, and combined the veggies into the pea pot. I cooked the mixture until the peas were tender.
After I tasted it and like the taste, I removed the ham bone and threw everything in the blender. After it was pureed, I put it back in the pot. I thought it needed a little something, so I added some milk, a little more salt and pepper, then stirred it up. To Top off the soup I threw in small pieces of ham! Delicious!!
If you are going to can the soup, fill the hot soup into hot jars and boil in a canning pot for 40 minutes. Allow to sit and seal before putting it in the cupboard.
The next time I am in a hurry, I can pop open my soup and eat it!
Nutritional value of peas:
In addition to folates, peas are also good in many other essential B-complex vitamins such as pantothenic acid, niacin, thiamin, and pyridoxine. Furthermore, they are rich source of many minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and manganese.
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