I have this philosophy that you really can't go wrong making soup.
And, it's the season to make lots of soups.
Yesterday, I made split pea soup and it WAS/IS amazing. We'll serve it again Tuesday for lunch.
Here's what I did.
Soaked a big handful of organic peas - probably about 3 cups - for about 4-5 hours.
Then I chopped up about 4 carrots, 3 stalks of celery, a yellow onion, some garlic and sauteed these until they were soft.
While they softened I added 2 cartons of organic - free range chicken broth (from Trader Joes). I just let this simmer.
Then I poured in about 1 cup of heavy cream.
I did NOT add salt, pepper or any other seasonings.
After about an hour - I rinsed the peas and dumped them into the simmering chicken stock/vegetables and I just let this cook on low for a few hours. I chopped up some pretty nice ham pieces - small slices and chunks and tossed them in.
About an hour before serving, I snipped the fresh marjoram from our farm and liberally tossed it into my big stock pot. Let it work another bit of time - around 30 minutes.
Enjoy! Here are a few other favorite soup recipes!