CROCKPOT SPLIT PEA SOUP
Adapted from Norene Gilletz “Healthy Helpings”
With 5 kids it’s often hard to find something that everyone likes. Here is one of those recipes that I know all of us with enjoy. I find that offering my kids a hot soup when they get home from school is a great way to satisfy their after school hunger, and sustain them until dinner is ready, especially during the cold winter months.
3 cups split peas, can be yellow or green or combination, remove any bad ones, rinse, and drain
12 cups water
2 bay leaves
¼ cup dried dill
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
1 large potato, peeled and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced or can use frozen cubes for ease
salt and pepper to taste
Put all of the ingredients in your crockpot in the morning, set on high for 6 hours and enjoy a hot, warming soup at the end of the day.
Freeze extras or use for lunch the next day.