A few weeks ago we packed up a bunch of meals to be frozen, then thawed and dumped into the slow cooker to simmer all day while we’re at work, ready to eat when we return. Today’s meal was a delicious Split Pea Soup.
This recipe is relatively simple to prepare. In a gallon freezer zip bag, freeze the following:
- 1 pound dry split peas
- 2 cups bacon, cooked and diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 2 cups carrots, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 2 bay leaves
When the big day arrives, thaw the frozen bag overnight in the refrigerator.
In the morning, add the thawed contents to the slow cooker, plus four cups of chicken or vegetable broth.
Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
(side note: every time I hear the term “pea soup” I always think of this scene from The Rescuers Down Under… what a great movie!)