Pee Green Soup

The old 5th grade joke:

Person 1 “Say ‘pea green soup’ after everything I say.”

Person 2 “OK”

Person 1  “What are you going to have for breakfast?”

Person 2 “Pea green soup.”

Person 1  “What are you going to have for lunch?”

Person 2 “Pea green soup.”

Person 1  “What are you going to have for supper?”

Person 2 “Pea green soup.”

Person 1  “What are you going to do in bed tonight?”

Person 2 “Pea green soup.”

But seriously, Split Pea Soup is one of my favorite go to comfort foods to take for lunch at work.

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A quick rinse in the sink to get the dirt off.

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I can use many, many different kinds of pork for the soup and today about 3/4 pound of bacon gets fried up.  I leave a few teaspoons of the drippin’s in the pot and remove the bacon.

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I start with beef stock.  Why use beef stock? Because I can’t find pork stock.

About 4 big shots of Tabasco for a little heat.  Sometimes toss in a few red pepper flakes or even some fresh ground black pepper.  Don’t need too much as far as seasonings go.  The pork adds enough salt and the split pea taste is what I am going for.

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About 2 1/2 hours on low and it’s ready to get creamed.

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Run it through a strainer to get the bits of hulls and small rocks.

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That’s all the “stuff” you don’t want to eat.

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Four cups of LUNCH !!!!

If you look at the black square and see the spillage, that’s actually pretty darn good for me !! Usually there’s a much bigger mess.

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Toss the bacon back into each container, and four great lunches for the week.

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