Ham and Split Pea Soup

Have you ever tried to make something a yucky green color look appetizing, and pretty for a picture?  I am not an expert photographer by any stretch, but I am going to go ahead and say it is impossible!  Or maybe I just need to take a class, because I couldn’t do it.

But yucky green color aside, split pea soup is one of my husbands favorite soups.  He has been asking me to make it for years, but I have never done it.  I am not a fan of it, so it always gets pushed to the back.  But this year after Christmas when we had tons of leftover ham, I decided to do him a favor, and finally make it for him!  The timing worked out wonderfully too, because my family was visiting and they got to help him eat it.  Perfect soup and sandwich lunch on a weekend.

Given that I didn’t taste it, I can’t really vouch for it.  But everyone that did eat it cleaned their bowls, and did it quickly.  I think that says a lot.  There was sandwiches, chips, fruit, and soup; the soup could easily be cast aside if it wasn’t any good.  Plus my dad has never been one to not tell you his honest opinion, no matter what is is. There was a little bit left that I froze.  My husband will take full advantage, and a few lunches he can take to work.

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