BH&G Vegetable Cook Book Split-Pea Soup (1967)

When I drove back to Baltimore from Pittsburgh after Christmas, in my car I had Brian, Margot, a new immersion blender, new luggage, and a giant hunk of Christmas Eve ham.

Over 2 pounds of delicious, perfectly cooked and smoked, Herb Brittner ham. The ham that my mum drives out to Butler County for every year. I don’t know what it is about this ham….

But I do know that I write about ham and Herb Brittner’s a lot. A lot.

Brittner’s should be paying me for advertising because I wax poetic about their ham at least once a year. I wonder if they’d ship a ham…?

But anyhoo, what does a girl do when she is sent home with a log of Christmas ham?

This year I made soup!

There are so many different versions of the classic split-pea, but I decided to go with this one from the BH&G Vegetable Cook Book (1967)


I picked it because it was simple. Like, super-simple.

While making this soup, nothing bizarre happened, nor were there any trip-ups. This just ended up being a delicious soup.

Seriously, I didn’t add a single thing or takeaway anything from the BH&G recipe. I seasoned it exactly as directed.

The most I did was add some homemade croutons that were covered in a mix of salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, and marjoram.

This was extremely good.

I already invited Rick over for dinner this week and we had it for dinner. He loved it! I am happy because this soup is good to freeze so I will have many a luncheon from this one dish.

Also, there was so much ham I even made another soup! Keep an eye out for some black beans, yinz guys!

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One Response to BH&G Vegetable Cook Book Split-Pea Soup (1967)

  1. Taryn says:

    Yum! I love pea and ham soup! xx

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