Quick Split Pea & Veggie Soup
A recipe from the Sneaky Kitchen
1 can green pea soup (concentrated)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 piece of ham, diced
1 small or 1/2 large onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, in small cubes
1 stalk of celery, fined chopped
1 medium potato, in small cubes
1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cans of milk, skim or reduced fat
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon mace
Chopped parsley (optional)

Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced veggies except garlic, & the ham or other meat. Sauté until onion starts to brown slightly. Add garlic & stir for a minute longer. Barely cover with water. When it starts to boil, turn low & simmer until carrots are tender.

Mix milk into pea soup concentrate little by little to avoid lumps.  When smooth, add to veggies. Add pepper & mace. Check salt. Heat but don't boil. Garnish with chopped parsley if you wish.