Monday: Split pea soup. My freezer cried "Uncle"! I need to get that ham bone out of there, so split pea soup is the perfect answer. Here's my recipe:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 c celery, chopped
2 c carrots, chopped
1 c turnips, chopped (can substitute potato)
1 lb split peas (about 2 cups)
3 bay leaves
1 ham bone if available
1 1/2 c chopped ham
3-4 c stock, and just enough water to cover.
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c fresh parsley
In a large pot, big enough for the ham bone, saute onion and celery in the olive oil until the onion starts to turn golden brown. Add the carrots and celery and cook on medium low until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients except the parsley, and heat on medium until it begins to simmer. Simmer for a couple hours, stirring occasionally, until the peas are the desired tenderness and the soup is nice and thick. Add additional water, if needed as it cooks. Near the end of cooking (in the last half hour), add the parsley. Remove ham bone prior to serving.
Note: This can also be made in the crock pot -- just throw all the ingredients into the pot and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours.
Tuesday: Pulled pork sandwiches (pulled pork saved from last week, in the freezer!) with roasted sugar snap peas and baby carrots
Wednesday: Asian Beef and Cauliflower Stew
Thursday: Ham and Pasta Skillet
Friday: Homemade Pizza night!
Saturday: Leftover night
Sunday: Asparagus and Mushroom quiche, in the freezer (made two and saved one!).
What are you making this week? If you're looking for more ideas for your menu this week , check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com! Have a great week!