After making a bone in ham, the next natural meal is split pea soup. Making the soup in the crock pot makes for an easy weekday meal. I found this recipe online a year ago from Whole Foods, very simple and flavorful. I prepped everything the night before so starting the slow cooker in the morning would be as easy as can be.
-1 (16oz) package of dried green split peas, rinsed
-1 meaty ham bone
-2 cups of diced ham
-1 cup sliced carrots
-1 cup chopped yellow onion.
-2 ribs celery plus leaves, chopped.
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1 bay leaf
-1/4 cup fresh parsley
-salt and pepper to taste
-6 cups chicken broth.
(Everything prepped to go in the refrigerator for morning)
1. Layer in crock pot in this order, do not mix or stir. Cook on low for 8 hours.
2. After the soup has cooked remove the bone letting meat fall off into the soup, remove bay leaf and stir well.