Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Split Pea and Ham with Rolls

I'm still loving on Pinterest this week.  Yesterday, our dinner was completely inspired from Pinterest.  I made Split Pea and Ham Soup as well as 30 minute rolls.  They were both great!  You can click on them to go visit the original recipes.

Here's how my day went, I pulled out the crock pot in the AM, rinsed off a package of split peas and dumped them in.  I diced up some slice ham and added it in, then added a diced onion, no celery which the recipe calls for mainly because I just didn't have any.  Then I added five cups of water and 2 teaspoons of bouillon.  Put the lid on, set it on low for eight hours and proceeded to clean the house, wash clothes and fold things.  About 45 minutes before I wanted to eat, I started working on the rolls.  They are called 30 minute rolls, but it would be more realistic to call them 45 minute rolls, but really who is going to make rolls that take 45 minutes when you can get ones in 30.  Any way, I made the dough just as the recipe calls, except, I mix by hand and then do a little kneading before making them into balls and placing them in the pan.  We've had them twice this past week and they were excellent both times.  It's a light, airy dough, similar to the Swedish rolls recipe I posted before but with a LOT less work.

Everyone in the house enjoyed the meal and the best part was that I only had to do a few minutes worth of work to get a delicious meal on the table.

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