1 1/4 cup dried peas
1/2 a white onion
A handful of diced baby carrots
1 box of veggie stock
A couple dashes of Thyme
Some Smoked Paprika (I kept adding more because I loved the flavor)
Salt & pepper to taste
6 cups or so of water
(I soaked the peas in a strainer inside a bowl so I could just lift the strainer out rather than fishing for all those peas in the water.) I added all the ingredients to a large pan yesterday. Brought to a boil and simmered for a couple hours. Today, I added the soup to a crockpot and cooked on high for 2 hours or so. Next time I will use higher heat from the beginning and boil the peas down more so then don't take 3 days to cook ;) I probably should have followed a recipe for my first attempt.
Rosemary Focaccia from Standard Baking in Portland. Mmmmmmm :) I just love rosemary!
The soup didn't get as smooth as I would have liked but the flavor was really good! 5 days till Christmas! Can you believe it?? I still have a few things to pick up but I think I'm in pretty good shape. I opened a gift early (with permission) and it was a cool new apron with cupcakes on it! I'm thinking I should start an apron collection! We're going out for frozen yogurt! Pics soon if I can make it home without eating it all :)