April 28, 2010

Verdant Mush

Green was the mood.  33 cent avocado from the farmer's market.

We stuck an onion in some water to grow a couple weeks ago.  It was trimmed down a couple inches from the bulb, but as you can see, it is growing nicely.  But the green didn't stop there.
Split pea soup!  It may look like otherworldly vomit, but this stuff is so, so good and so easy.  Just toss tons of fresh veggies and some potatoes in a giant pot.  The bigger the pot, the better, because that means you can make more soup.  The boy's grandmother has a soup pot of titanic dimensions; we make do with this average stainless steel soup pot.
Add a ton of water and some bouillon, boil, then add 2.25 lbs of bulk split peas.  I only used a little oil to cook the onions, so this soup is not too calorific but still hearty and creamy and best served with a slice of toasted homemade bread.
Soup is the best thing.  I don't know what we'll do when it becomes too hot to stand over a warm stove.  Giant batches of ice cream, probably.

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