Last week I missed posting. Sorry. Lot’s going on. But what I did manage to do was to clean up my Recipe Binder and discover some new recipes that will eventually make it back into my repertoire.
In the kitchen last week we had leftovers, hamburgers, and quesadillas, among our weekday dishes.
We also had Split Pea Soup and coupled it with pancakes like the Swedes do. And get this, they eat this dish on Thursdays like we do! Go figure! Growing up I had my first taste of split pea soup when my father was working in Canada. He made this amazing soup for us and it’s been my favorite to this day!
Apparently Split Pea Soup has been popular in Sweden since before the Vikings. It is traditionally made with yellow peas as opposed to the green dried peas that I used. Split Pea Soup became the traditional Thursday meal to tide hard working farmers over from fasting until Saturday. Eating them with pancakes came later but no matter when it came this was a major hit with my family and so I’ll be doing that again this week.
I love mixing up my meals with tastes from around the world. My renditions are never spot on like the original but I get a lot of inspiration from cultural dishes.
Here’s my menu for this week…
Thursday: Split Pea Soup and Pancakes
What’s on your menu?