This recipe comes from earthsister at the old Simple Living Forums. You can find the new forums at http://www.simplelivingforum.net/forum.php
This soup is rich in protein and vitamins for just pennies a serving, and one of my comfort foods.
From a recent grocery reciept: the onion was .25, garlic .33, oil .07, dried split peas $1.00, 3 carrots 0.33, 3 stalks celery .15, 3 potatoes .30. Total $2.43 and it made 10.5 cups, each satisfying serving is 1.5 cups.
Simmer the onion and garlic until translucent and then add 8 cups water and 2.25 cups dried spilt peas.
This step took longer than usual as I had to run some kids errands in the middle–no sweat. I just turned the burner off before I left the house, no harm done.