Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I love Crockpots!

I’m big on planning ahead so I use my crock pot a couple of times a week to make dinner ahead of time. I get all ready the night before, assemble and start cooking in the morning. I especially use it on Wednesday nights after Troop meetings and Youth Discipleship classes. I also use my crockpot for Sunday lunches, so when we come home late for lunch it’s all ready!

So it’s Wednesday, and what’s for dinner tonight?

This is one of our favorite crockpot meals. Delicious, Easy, Inexpensive, Healthy. The kids love it and so do Paul and I! I will need to start making a double batch soon!
This is the way I make it…

2 Cups of dried split peas (sold in the dried beans section of the grocery store)
4 Cups of vegetable broth
3 Cups of water
1 medium to large onion (depends on your tastes) finely chopped
2 Cups of chopped up ham

Mix it all in the crockpot, set it to low and cook for 8 hours. You can salt and pepper it to taste when it’s time to serve. Also, you can add more or less liquid depending on how thick or thin you like it. I have also added grated carrots to this soup and it gives it a nice flavor too.

I like to set my bread maker to be finished at dinner time, so we eat our soup with warm ww bread.

When I have just a tad leftover, I freeze it and mix it in a meatloaf (added veggies that noone knows about!).


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I love crock pots, too. This looks like a really easy and healthy recipe. Thanks for posting it!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Sounds easy!

Bebee's Human said...

I love crock pots too. Nummy!

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