Split pea and ham soup

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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Split pea and ham soup
    1 lb. green split peas
    2 qts. water
    2 lbs. meaty ham bones
    2 sliced onions
    1 turnip, grated
    1/2 cup chopped celery leaves
    1 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    1/2 tsp. marjoram
    2 stalks celery, diced
    3 carrots, diced

    Start a fire with 10-12 charcoal briquettes. In a camp-style Dutch oven, cover green split peas with water. Place over briquettes and bring to a slow simmer. Cook for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Soak 1 hour. Add all other ingredients, except diced celery and carrots, and bring to a boil. Simmer over slow heat for 1 1/2-2 hours. Replace charcoal briquettes as needed. Stir often to prevent scorching. Remove bone from soup. Cut off meat and dice. Discard bone and fat. Return meat to camp oven. Add the diced celery and carrots. Cook slowly for 45-50 more minutes. Leave lid slightly cracked to allow moisture to escape and soup to thicken.

    Serves 7
     
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    Turnips and magioran is new for me.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Try it you might like it :)
     
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    I put potatoes in mine, come to think of it I put potatoes in most everything I cook. I'm partial to lental soup myself, but split pea is an acceptable alternative.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I really like it in the winter, nice and thick. It sticks with you awhile as Mom used to say.
     
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    No I get it, especially after a ham dinner, nice place to use the leftovers.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Lots of things to use that big ole ham bone with. The only things you can't eat from a pig is the hair and squeal :)
     
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