Don't judge- but for me, the holidays are all about food.
From January through October I exercise impressive self control when it comes to my at home, and even social eating. Don't get me wrong, I still love food during the rest of the year, but it's November and December I specifically reserve my splurging for. There are simply too many events, and seasonal specialties, I just can't turn down. And I may be shoveling every delicious homemade thing in sight onto my plate, or into my mouth, but that doesn't mean I'm not cultivating priceless memories at the same time. Because it wouldn't be the holidays without the seasonal flavors, and those flavors wouldn't tickle my tummy, and delight my inner child without all of the warm memories associated with them.
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Our family is big on the holiday ham tradition- we always make sure to order triple what we need to feed our guests and we still end up with minimal leftovers and a giant ham bone.Of course no matter how slick the family 'carver' thinks they are, there's still plenty of delicious ham flavor left on that bone, so I traditionally make a rustic split pea soup. It's kind of a holiday tradition.
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Rustic Split Pea Soup
***Click here for the printable Rustic Split Pea Soup recipe.
1/4 Stick Salted Butter
1 Large Yellow Onion, Diced
5-6 Stalks Chopped Celery
1 C Chopped, Peeled, Carrots
1 1/2 C Green Split Peas
1 1/2 LBS Pork Hocks- Or Leftover Ham Bone
1 C Diced Ham
2 TBS Minced Garlic
2 TSP Dried Leaf Marjoram
8 C Water
Ground Pepper, To Taste
1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and carrots and saute until the onions begin to turn opaque and vegetables have started to soften. (Approximately 8 MINS) Add garlic, pork/ham bone and majoram- stir 1 minute.
2. Add peas and water and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, bring to a simmer and partially cover the pot. Allow to cook until ham is falling off the bone and peas are tender and falling apart. (Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes)- Stir often.
3. Remove hocks/ham bone, paying careful attention to ensure no small pieces of bone have fallen to the bottom of the pot. Puree 5 cups of the soup in a blender and return to the pot. Dice any remaining ham/pork and add to the pot of soup, cooking for 5 minutes on Medium heat. Pepper to taste.
5. Serve with an array of garnish/toppings such as bacon crumbles, finely shredded cheese, sour cream, diced peppers, chives, onions, ham, and more.