2014 Informal Formal Christmas Party

Each year, I like to sink into the Christmas spirit in formal wear at my home alongside some friends and family. A few highlights are important to hit each year, hot cocoa and peppermint schnapps, a simple menu of cheese, meats and crackers, a spiral cut ham, and a group photo.

In the days following – as I continue to munch on the spoils of leftover finger foods – comes the Split Pea Soup from Heffe’s mama’s recipe box.

Vivian’s Split Pea Soup
Recipe Type: Comfort Food
Author: Betsy Moyer
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Serves: 6-8 servings
This slow cooker soup recipe is the best way to discard of your most recent Christmas Party hambone! 😉
  • 2 1/2 Cups green split peas
  • 2 1/2 Cups cold water
  • 2 1/2 Cups White Wine
  • 1 Onion Finely Chopped
  • 2 Carrots Finely Chopped
  • 1 Stalk Celery w/ Leaves, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Meaty Ham Bone
  • Herbs de Provence, Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Croutons
  1. Layer split peas, onions, carrots, ham bone & then celery into slow cooker.
  2. Pour over Water and Wine, do not cover Ham Bone
  3. Place on High for 5/6 hours or Low for 8-10 hours
  4. Remove bone & press mixture through food mill
  5. Return to slow cooker pot
  6. If needed, season w/ more salt & pepper
  7. Garnish w/ croutons


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