29 March 2008

pea soup

there are two kinds of people in the world. those who like pea soup and those who don't. emotions run deep with this subject. pea soup lovers are passionate about the stuff and pea soup haters are repulsed by it. never have i met anyone who could take or leave pea soup. i myself am a huge fan of pea soup as is my mother before me. unfortunately for her, i did not pass the pea-soup-loving gene on to the girl. but fortunately for me, she married a pea soup kind of guy. so today i make the annual after-easter pea soup. for me, for my mom, and for my son-in-law with the discerning palate.

love it or hate it? take the pea soup poll to the right. --------->

4 comments:

MaryV said...

Unfortunately, I didn't bake a ham for two this Easter. Tough to make pea soup with leftover swordfish. Now THAT would be a vote in the "yuck" column!

Anonymous said...

i LOVE pea soup but, unfortunately, i didn't get my mother's favorite recipe. i managed to "wing it" but it's not 'quite' the same. anyway, neither the dried peas (is that what you use?) or the ham bone is available in spain. jg

chris said...

yes, dried peas - and the ham bone, of course. the dried peas i could ship to you. not sure the ham bone would make it, though.

KP said...

I too am fan of the green pea soup - Campbell's style. Post Easter or other Ham dinners I can remember my grandmother making Swedish Pea Soup with white peas. Good, but I prefer the green. Though I don't know that I've ever had homemade green.