Yesterday Elsie was full of snot and feeling pretty poorly. We had the day off together and spent the beginning of morning snuggled on the sofa watching Caillou on Netflix (well Elsie was watching it and I was dozing…)
We had a nice time playing in her room, having an indoor picnic and playing with horses, playmobil and princesses in the doll’s house. It was nice to just play and not have to be anywhere or do any ‘thing’…
At lunch I offered Elsie pea soup and she was very happy with the idea and wanted to help. So together we made ‘green pea soup’ as she calls it.
This soup is so so simple. It can be made even faster than we did by excluding the onions. It has such a sweet taste and is such a vibrant green, it is awesome! Elsie absolutely loves it, especially when she is poorly. It is yummmmmy!
Elsie peeled the onions and garlic, and loved using the crusher. She stirred the peas and crumbled in the stock cube. If it wasn’t for the gas flame she could probably make this herself, and she’s only 3.5!
1/3 of an onion
2 cloves of garlic
Olive oil (or any other you have)
1/3 of a stock cube
Put the kettle on to boil
Chop up the onion and peel and crush the garlic
Put a splash of oil in a pan and add the onion and garlic and cook until soft.
Add in the peas. This was just enough soup for Elsie and a little for me, so we used a small pan and about a couple of handfuls of peas… You can up the peas to as many as you want, and add a bit more onion and stock too for more flavour if you like!
Stir the peas and onion mix together, add a couple of pinches of dried mint.
Cover with boiled water. You only want to cover the peas and not add too much more. This gives it a thicker consistency. The more liquid, the thinner the soup!
Crumble in the bit of stock cube and stir in. Cover the pan and put on a timer for 5 minutes for the peas to cook.
Make a raspberry milkshake while you wait (this was what Elsie requested!!)
When the 5 minutes are up blend the soup all together with a hand blender and serve.
Elsie had hers with wholemeal bread cut up for dipping and I had mine on its own after I’d re-heated my pasta from yesterday.