Friday, September 14, 2012

Shit! I almost forgot to post for NIAFPHFPPW today!

Don't forget that it's still "National Irritate a Food Pic Hater Food Pic Posting Week" or "NIAFPHFPPW" for short.  Bloggers unit!  Blog about your food (with pictures since that's the point) and enter Yabu's contest over at Bad Bad Juju.

Here's something I whipped up last Winter.

It's my Split Pea Soup.  That's not pee soup people; you couldn't split pee if you tried.

You put your split peas, water, carrots, onions, hock(s), and seasonings of your choice into a crock pot.  Note that I did not say "celery."  I do NOT use celery.  Read why here.

No, that's not a volcano in the middle; that's the hock!

Put the lid on and slow cook the hell of out of the concoction.  The hardest part is cutting all the yummy, porky goodness from the hock bone but it is worth all the effort (which in reality, isn't that much effort at all).

The beauty that appears many hours later looks like this:

You can't tell from the picture but there is NO celery in there.  And guess what. It's still delicious!

I've just now realized that I've blogged about this exact batch of soup before.  You can read more about my thoughts on peas if you are so inclined.

This will probably be my last post for the haters during NIAFPHFPPW Week.  I have 9 million (literally) errands this weekend and a wedding to attend.  No time for blogging when real life takes over.


Laura said...

I am not a celery fan either. BUT I learned that it does make some dishes taste better (chicken salad is one), so I chop it so tiny with one of those Chop Chop thingies (yes, that's a scientifical name) so that you can't bite into a celery "chunk."

I am not suggesting you do this too, I was just saying.

Gorilla Bananas said...

That a very thick looking soup. I'd probably use it as a dip for my fresh-fried locusts.

Liz said...

Laura - I can find the celery no matter how tiny it's chopped. Ask my hubby. I've picked out pieces that you can barley see with a magnifying glass! I hate it that much. HA! Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Liz said...

Gorilla - The soup is only that thick when it's cold (which is when I took the picture; right from the fridge). You COULD use it for a locust dip though. If you like peas, you'd be good to go!! :-)