Split Pea Soup

  • 1/2 lb split peas
  • 2 strips bacon (chop raw)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped plus leaves)
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 2 carrots (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • bay leaf
  1. Fill slow cooker with ingredients and top with water
  2. Cook on low for at least 2 hrs, longer is fine

I usually do this one before work, and eat when I get home. That adds up to maybe 10 hours in the pot. So don’t worry about leaving this in too long, I honestly don’t think you can.  On the other hand, it’s fine after 2 hours if you want to make a lunch out of it instead.

The reason the bacon goes in raw is so you can get the bacon grease in the soup. If you want to cook the bacon ahead, save about 1 tbsp of grease. You can cut it down to a half a slice if you’re dieting, but make sure there’s at least some for flavor. Peas are bland.


  • box corn bread mix
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  1. Mix ingredients
  2. Pour into well-greased casserole dish
  3. Bake @ 400* for 25 minutes

Okay, so I’m lazy, I used the box mix instead of from scratch. But it still came out good, if crumbly, and since my baking powder is super old it probably was fluffier than scratch cornbread would have been.