Wonderful use for those spiral-cut ham bones.
Split Pea Soup
Split green peas, 16 oz bag, sorted and rinsed
Large ham bone
6 cups chicken broth or base w/water
4 big carrots
4 stalks celery
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
1 Tbsp. dried thyme
Simmer for one hour. You can attack it w/immersion blender if you like.
Heaven in a bowl.
That is very similar to what I am making right now, except I use a little marjoram, and add 2 1/2 cups milk and a cup of cream once I have blended it. When cooked add half a c of minced ham and quarter c of minced cooked chicken. Top with sour cream or a tablespoon of sherry.
Of course with the whole peas I had do do the overnight soak and the cooking time is a little longer.
And yeah, I froze our spiral cut ham bone for today.