Every since the infamous recipe war between Dr. Isis and PhysioProf, I kept meaning to get into RecipesForTheRestOfUs. Those of us who can't find the time to actually cook gourmet multi-course extravaganzas anymore. Yesterday, I made this, which is simplicity itself in the CrockPot / slow cooker.
16 oz of split peas, pick em over a little in a strainer and toss 'em in the pot
~5 cloves of garlic (slightly smooshed, naturally)
-1 cup of chopped onion
-1 large carrot halved lengthwise and sliced
I browned these items lightly in a frying pan and tossed them in
1/2 c cubed ham
fresh sage and fresh oregano- I didn't put enough in I think- ~6 sage leaves torn up & similar volume of oregano.
1/2 tsp salt (and then I leave the black pepper to personal taste)
add quart of chicken stock, half quart of water
5.5-6 hrs on high did the trick
I like it smooshed up a bit so give it a vigorous stirring if that's your preference.