orphan pea soup

With a house of five people, we often end up with “unclaimed” items that was once brought into the house, but no one wants. They often sit on the counter for a couple months, and then get tossed in a cleaning session. This time around, we had 2 orphaned cans of peas, so I decided to make pea soup out of them. Here’s my “quick and dirty” pea soup recipe:

  • Toss a 1 inch cube of butter into a saucepan
  • Add 1 finely chopped onion, wait till it turns slightly translucent
  • Add 1 fistful of finely chopped lettuce
  • Wash the peas from the cans, toss them in
  • Cook them for a little bit, and then cool them before tossing them into the blender
  • Pour in a can of chicken stock into the blender, and BLEND
  • Pour out back into saucepan, simmer
  • Add salt, and a teensie weensie bit of thyme. Be careful, you can overdo this.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes, add some milk
  • Simmer for 5 more minutes, serve with carrot garnish

And this is what we get:

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