I threw this together last night and it was fantastic! I just had to share.
~Amazing, Delicious Split Pea Soup~
2 quarts homemade chicken stock (mine was made with lots of onions, garlic, thyme, parsley, and ginger. If you use canned stock, generously season your soup accordingly. But watch the salt!)
Put the stock on to boil and add the ham bone. Simmer for 45 minutes to one hour. Scoop out the ham and bone and place on a plate to cool.
Add everything else to the pot and bring to a boil. Stir and turn down the heat. Simmer, covered, on low for an hour or two. Stir every so often. The peas will almost completely disintegrate. When the texture is to your liking, it's done... turn off the heat. (I have, in the past, made the mistake of not cooking my soup long enough. It really is delicious when the peas disintegrate!)
Slowly is at least still moving, right?
7 hours ago