Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup for a Snow Day

Here in Baltimore, we are in the midst of the second blizzard in a week.  My family was conveniently out of town for the first one, but now we are back and we can’t even see out the window today! Luckily we made it to the store in time to stock up (or at least stock up with what we could carry home). So what to eat during a blizzard? So far, I made 2 giant pots of split pea soup for dinner last night. Plenty for my family, neighbors and lots of left overs. I also made 3 pans of corn muffins – these go very well with the soup and freeze easily for later. The split pea soup was easy and healthy – lots of fiber from the beans and nice flavor from the addition of lean ham. You can always leave out the ham for a vegetarian soup.

Breakfast this morning was a different story. Faced with the prospect of another day snowbound together and lots of shoveling to come, I made a decadent breakfast of chocolate pancakes (thanks, Epicurious!) and bacon. The pancakes were super-delicious. They were like little chocolate cakes- what’s not to love?! I decided to forgo the chocolate sauce in the recipe and just topped them with powdered sugar. Yum!

Stay safe in the snow, keep warm and enjoy the recipe for split pea soup!

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