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Split Pea Soup

by Meghann on November 11, 2009

Mmm… soup!


I told you Split Pea Soup would be seen on the blog in the very near future. There’s something about this bowl of green mush that just makes me so happy.


Thanks to my Quick & East Split Pea Soup recipe I was able to make a quick batch of soup right after I got off of work.

I didn’t have any ham on hand, but I did have the Boccalone Salami from my Foodbuzz swag bag that I knew would be the perfect replacement.




The salami was the perfect salty addition to mushy soup.



1.5 hours later


While the soup was simmering I got to work baking a batch of Pumpkin Cornbread (recipe found here).


I highly suggest you give this recipe a shot. It was a nice twist on the classic cornbread recipe.



This afternoon I had a bag of PopChips at work.


I have been diligently teaching Maddie how to play fetch for a few weeks now and this afternoon she finally grasped the concept!

Unfortunately when I tried to film her new talent she was more interested in the camera then fetching! Oh well. The video was still adorable and proved that Miss Maddie is a little camera diva.

Take a look for yourself! (If you are in google reader you need to click to the blog to see it)


1 Leah November 11, 2009 at 9:42 pm

She is too cute!

I’m totally going to try that pumpkin cornbread recipe in the near future! Maybe with the red beans and rice I have on Friday’s menu plan?

2 Kt November 11, 2009 at 9:43 pm

OMG your dog is sooooo cute! and your voice is too! ๐Ÿ™‚

3 Katie November 11, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Aww my Jack loves to play fetch she never stops! I need to try that cornbread I have requests for a pumpkin recipe by family members.

4 Bridget November 11, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Awwwwwwwwwww Maddie!!!!!! SO CUTE!!! Um I totally want your meal…I actually dont think I’ve ever had split pea soup (!!) but this looks delicious and pumpkin cornbread sound SO good.

5 Amy November 11, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Maddie is SO adorable!

6 megzzwinsatlife November 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm

awww she is the cutest lil dog ever!!!

7 Julie @savvyeats November 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm

That is adorable! Love this video!

8 Carrie @ I See Monsters November 11, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Maddie is fantastic! I NEED to try this cornbread recipe. Yum.

9 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) November 11, 2009 at 11:10 pm

I was just thinking about making cornbread when I saw corn flour at WFs tonight–you just took it to a WHOLE new level ๐Ÿ™‚

10 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) November 11, 2009 at 11:18 pm

I love the cornbread – I’m going to have to try that! Everything pumpkin is so tasty ๐Ÿ™‚

11 chandra November 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm

Awe, adorable video! Makes me miss having a pup around. ๐Ÿ™‚

And… I need to make split pea soup this weekend!

12 Stephanie November 11, 2009 at 11:21 pm

That soup looks awesome. I think I’m going to have to make it this weekend.

13 Matt November 11, 2009 at 11:25 pm

I am totally making that cornbread this week!

14 Morgan November 11, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Maddie is so adorable! I want her to be girlfriend and boyfriend with my dog, I think they would make a great puppy couple ๐Ÿ™‚
That cornbread looks fantastic by the way! I could seriously eat pumpkin year round!

15 Whitney @ Lettuce Love November 11, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Ohhh pumpkin cornbread — I like it!

16 Lizzy November 11, 2009 at 11:36 pm

aww maddie is so adorable! such a diva dog, just lovin the camera! ๐Ÿ™‚

17 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) November 11, 2009 at 11:37 pm

That video is so cute! Maddie is the best…just loves the camera ๐Ÿ˜‰

Your soup made me drool.

18 runnerskitchen November 11, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Pumpkin cornbread sounds delicious! I am also obsessed with that gourd…I just finished off a batch of white chocolate pumpkin cookies that I made over the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

19 ClassroomConfessions November 11, 2009 at 11:52 pm

I want that pumpkin cornbread! Looks super yummy ๐Ÿ™‚
~ Camile

20 allijag November 11, 2009 at 11:58 pm

LOL – LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to steal her! ๐Ÿ™‚

21 inmytummy November 12, 2009 at 12:00 am

That looks just like guacamole! A compliment since I love me some guac.

22 Brittany November 12, 2009 at 12:01 am

Your soup is so thick it almost looks like guacamole!

Maddie’s a true star- she’s drawn to the camera! Olive has that same rope toy- even the colors are the same. I have to let you know that once they learn how to fetch it’s all they want to do. Olive has never been given people food so she doesn’t beg when you eat but she begs to play fetch all the time. Heed the warning. ๐Ÿ™‚

23 Erin November 12, 2009 at 12:01 am

That soup looks amaaazing. Green slime = yummy. ๐Ÿ˜€

24 KatieMoo November 12, 2009 at 12:26 am

aww, so cute!

25 janetha November 12, 2009 at 12:36 am

DUDE! did you know that this week is NATIONAL SPLIT PEA SOUP WEEK?!

26 janetha November 12, 2009 at 12:37 am

oh and oops i got so excited about the soup thing i forgot to say i love the video ๐Ÿ™‚ maddie is so dang awesome. i loved the lick at the end.

27 kbwood November 12, 2009 at 12:58 am

how is that popchip flavor? thats the one i havent tried!

28 Mica November 12, 2009 at 1:01 am

Meh, Maddie’s too good for something as simple as “Fetch”. I assume that in her free time (maybe when you’re at work), she springs for more erudite pastimes like a good game of chess or doing the Sunday crossword puzzle.

29 Allison November 12, 2009 at 1:05 am

Oh wow, the way she shakes at about :09 has gotta be one of the most adorable things ever!

30 snackface November 12, 2009 at 1:12 am

OMG SO F-ING CUTE!!! I love when she licks the camera.

And what, pumpkin cornbread? Those are like the two best things in the whole world combined. Gah! The soup looks killer, too!

31 Jenn (eating bender) November 12, 2009 at 1:22 am

Ok, I need a Maddie ASAP ๐Ÿ™‚ She is too adorable! I love when she licks the camera at the end!

Split pea soup is rapidly becoming one of my new favorites. I’m definitely putting that pumpkin cornbread on my to-try list this week. I should have all of the ingredients!

I’ve been meaning to tell you — CONGRATS on making it to the next round of the Good Mood Gig! Do you still need help with iMovie? I’m not positive on the voice over component, but I’ve used it for editing before and would be happy to give some general tips where I can!

32 Renee November 12, 2009 at 1:34 am

That video is precious! =)

33 Nicole November 12, 2009 at 3:59 am

That video brought a huge smile to my face!! She is soooo cute!!!

34 Susan November 12, 2009 at 8:10 am

That lick at the end is the real heartbreaker ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve never made split pea soup before – yours looks delicious! Salami sounds like a tasty addition too ๐Ÿ™‚

35 Janie November 12, 2009 at 8:40 am

That video was adorable!! I love how she tries to lick the camera. Too cute!!

36 runningaroundnormal November 12, 2009 at 8:59 am

Cornbread + pumpkin?! My dream bread! Looks so good.

37 Anne P November 12, 2009 at 9:02 am

Awww I heart Maddie ๐Ÿ™‚

38 Amari November 12, 2009 at 9:02 am

Yum, pumpkin cornbread sounds so festive! I love the idea, I’m going to have to give that one a try! Maddie is so adorable whether she wants to play fetch or not!

39 Nicole November 12, 2009 at 9:08 am

Too cute!!! I love how she licked the camera.

40 Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 12, 2009 at 9:09 am

I LOVE split pea soup! It’s so easy to make and tastes like you slaved away over the stove all day. I bet it went wonderfully with that pumpkin cornbread. ๐Ÿ™‚

41 Derek November 12, 2009 at 9:19 am

I bet she’d still avoid me, even if I was holding the camera. :-/ Love her shake shake shake and slurp at the end though.

42 Nicole November 12, 2009 at 9:24 am

I was going to make pumpkin pancakes with my leftover pumpkin, but I think now I’ll make the cornbread!

43 Mellissa November 12, 2009 at 9:42 am

The video made me smile this morning, thanks for posting!

44 Ashley November 12, 2009 at 10:42 am

Wow. I am SO looking forward to trying the pumpkin cornbread recipe! Thanks for posting it!

45 Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life November 12, 2009 at 11:46 am

Maddie is so adorable!

46 Rose November 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm

I love split pea. Captures my heart every time.

47 Jo November 12, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Love your dog

48 Ann November 15, 2009 at 7:07 pm

That’s adorable! Maddie is so cute! I’m glad she mastered fetch though. My puppy will be a year on the 23rd, and she still hasn’t quite mastered it. She will either keep running past the toy, or she’ll bring it back but runs pasts you and won’t give it back right away. Then again, she had absolutely no training until she was about 5 months (she was abused until she was 3 months, and then we adopted her from the SPCA) but she was so scared, nervous, and hyper at first that it was nearly impossible to keep her attention to train her at anything. There are very, VERY few trainers in my area as well but she is slowly picking things up. She’ll give her paw to everyone except my boyfriend. For him, she rolls over for a belly rub!
This was quite a bit longer than I meant it to be! Oops!

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