This is a fantastic little recipe to throw together when there is a cold snap, nice and hardy.
3 cups of chopped ham 1 1/2 cups of dried split peas 3 small potatoes chopped 2 cups of chicken broth 2 teaspoons of onion powder 2 teaspoons of minced garlic 1 teaspoon of sage 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper 1 tablespoon of garlic salt 2 teaspoon of thyme 1 (14oz) can of sliced carrots; drained 3 cups of water To clean peas discard the ugly and broken one, soak in water for an 2 hours. Strain and rinse. In large pot over medium heat, cook the ham, onion powder, minced garlic, garlic salt, salt, pepper, sage, and thyme. Pour in chicken broth and water, bring it to a boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the peas, carrots, and potatoes; cook for 5 minutes then lower heat to a simmer for an hour, or until peas and potatoes are tender.