Try-Me-Night: Split Pea Soupby Angie

25 Aug 2008
9:08 pm

Since Jim received the calling of Ward Mission Leader, we’ve been feeding the missionaries almost every week.  We asked them if there was anything special they’d like us to make – something they miss from home, or haven’t had in a long time.  Elder Howard asked us to make his mom’s split pea soup.  He gave us his home phone number and I called Kathy Howard in College Station, Texas, to get her recipe.  It was great to talk to her, and she was very pleased to hear about her son and help us make something special for him.

Sadly, we found out less than a week later that Elder Howard was going to be transferred to Antioch!  Still, we managed to have the Elders over for his dinner the evening before transfers, and it turned out great!  He said it was wonderful, and just like his mom’s!  It was super easy, too, so for anyone who likes this soup, it’s definitly a recipe you should try.

Try-Me-Night: Red Hot Tomato Pepper Soupby Angie

22 Jul 2008
12:07 pm

I’m rather proud of this recipe, because I made it up :)  Almost all of the ingredients can be found at our Costco, so we also affectionately call it “Costco soup.”  It has become a favorite of ours – certainly more interesting than plain old tomato soup.  It’s easy, so it’s a great meal to throw together on a chilly evening, or after a long day.  It is also very spicy, so if you want to turn down the heat, just add one sausage instead of two, or cool your bowl down with a dallop of sour cream.

The red pepper & tomato soup I get from Costco isn’t always consistent in its… well, consistency. I think that’s because it’s organic. Anyway, if I happen to get a thicker batch, I thin it out with a little milk or chicken broth. Jim likes to stir in some goldfish crackers, and warm bread is tasty alongside, too.  Hope you like it as much as we do!