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.

12 servings
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.

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