Split Pea Soup With Ham
I promise it only looks like baby food. Gerber ain't got nothin' on this bowl. Honestly I'd never had split pea soup before and didn't expect it to be so full of flavor. It is creamy and rich. The peas offer up their natural sweetness; there are savory notes of thyme and bay; and the ham hock gives the pot a deep smokiness. I haven't enjoyed eating a bowl of green mush this much...well, I've never enjoyed a bowl of green mush, so this was an exquisite first time.