My grandmother is 93 years old. She is an amazing human. In the past year and a half she suffered and survived a stroke and a hip fracture. She can’t do much on her own, but she is still so fucking smart and sassy. Anyway, it has been years since she whipped up any food…but it is still her recipe.
My grandpa (her husband) died December 20, 1992. (Just now realizing it was 20 years ago…) Every year, the week before Christmas, my family gets together to honor his memory while eating pea soup and an unreasonable number of rolls. (Basically instead of using spoons we sop up the soup with bread…its fucking weird…) I usually make dessert too…apple strudel…test recipe coming soon.
This recipe is kind of time consuming, but low maintenance, and will make your entire house smell like delicious pea soup. It is amazing for leftovers…freezes well. Enjoy!
2.5 Cups of Green Split Peas
1.5 Cups chopped onion
¼ Tsp Marjoram
1 Cup Diced Celery
1 Cup Diced Carrots
Cover peas with 2 quarts cold water and simmer gently for 5 minutes
Remove from heat and let stand one hour
Meanwhile, cook up the smart bacon, cool and crumble. I like to do it in the oven…
Add onions, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, and marjoram to the soup.
Bring to a boil, cover and let simmer 1.5 hours
Add Celery and Carrots, slowly simmer uncovered 20 minutes
Add Smart Bacon, cook 10 more minutes.