Sunday, August 28, 2011

Episode 52 - P is for Peameal

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You know those days where you feel like you could just sleep all day?  Those days when lazy doesn't even seem to describe the way your body feels?  Those days when after attending a weekend-long wedding/party extravaganza you wake up wondering where you left your shoes and what on earth you did you your head last night to make it so angry at you?  Yeah, today is one of those days.   P.S. Don't worry mom, your shoes are intact and accounted for - they looked cute with my dress btw.  Check me out:

Sometimes we dress up like Barbie and Bond. 

This pea soup is exactly what the doctor ordered for these kinds of days.  It's warm, comforting and takes almost no effort to make.  Perfect.

Peameal and Split Pea Soup
Photographing a bowl of soup is awkward. 

1 tbsp olive oil
4 or 5 slices peameal bacon
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 small onion. diced
2 cups split yellow peas
~5-6 cups low sodium chicken broth
 1 tsp thyme

Start by heating a heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat.  Add the olive oil and coat the bottom of the pot.  Next, add the garlic, onions and peameal and cook for about 5 minutes or until the peameal is cooked through.  Next, add your peas and broth.  Bring to pot to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer for about 25-30 minutes or until the peas are soft and your soup has a nice creamy consistency. You can add more broth during the cooking if you find the soup getting a little too thick. Season with salt, pepper and thyme.  

To serve, dress yourself in your comfiest pjs, ladle soup into deep bowls and curl up on the couch with a mindless movie.  Lazy Sunday perfection.


Jessica said...

I've noticed you blog posting has improved- I think it's the personal touches you are adding in. Of course, the hilarity was always there. Mmmm soup, pj's and movies!

Kristy said...

Thanks Jess! The whole blog thing kinda started as just a place for me to keep track of all my recipes for the day when I(theoretically) write my cookbook but has since kinda evolved into more of a journal with a food-ish theme. So glad you're liking it :)

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