Mr. Food: Split Pea Soup

What You’ll Need
10 cups water
1 pound fully cooked boneless ham, chopped
2 (12-ounce) packages dry green split peas
3 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 chicken bouillon cubes
1 teaspoon black pepper
What to Do
In a soup pot over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 55 to 60 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
You can use leftover ham in this, or buy it right from the deli case. Don’t forget to refrigerate any leftovers! And if the soup is too thick after it has been chilled, just stir in some water when rewarming it to achieve the desired consistency.

Top off your homemade soup with some homemade croutons — they’ll think you’re a kitchen wizard!