Fall Off The Bone

October 21, 2010

Mmmm mmm fall-off-the-bone soup!!


Tonight’s soup was a twist on split pea. Whole Foods was out of split peas! We had about 3/4 a cup left in our jar, so we mixed in half lentils and made split pea soup with ham and lentils!


This was a "fall off the bone" soup made with a small ham shank. I picked this up from Whole Foods. Would have liked to get something local, but alas, we ran out of time on grocery day. I put my trust in Whole Foods and Wellshire Farms (which I Googled in the store) on this one and from what I read on the website, it was acceptable. You have to just do your best.




Mmmmm soup!


RECIPE Here: Ham, Lentil + Pea Soup


We served the soup with homemade croutons (oven at 400* for 10 minutes) leftover from my dinner last night. This was GOOD BREAD!


So was this!! Dakota on the side. I have to have something dry to enjoy with soup or it’s just not enough texture contrast!



What did the masculine man eat?


Soup, lots of bread and a bone. Mmmm….bonnnnne.





We are CRUSIN’ through our Nexflit queue these days. It’s because we’ve been eating dinner at 6PM! Suddenly we have the whole night to watch a movie. We watched Man on the Moon earlier this week and liked it a lot. Love period films, if you could call 1969 "historical"! Tonight we have Monster. I know absolutely nothing about it!

With the movie, we’re sipping an Imperial Stout from brewmaster Evan here in Cville (and Matt’s new friend!)


This beer is SO sweet and SO dark that it’s like wine. Hence the wine glass.



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1 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun October 21, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Enjoy your movie night! I could use some mindless entertainment like that tonight. I’m drained!


2 Camille October 21, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Enjoy movie night. Hope Monster doesn’t keep you up tonight :)


3 Haley October 21, 2010 at 7:14 pm

“Monster” as in the Charlize Theron film? I love that movie. Totally thought-provoking.

As always, I love your photos and your food looks incredible. I like how thick the soup is.. it looks hearty and delicious!


4 holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 21, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Oh wow, Kath, Monster kept me up all night when I watched it. Some parts were very disturbing to watch.

I’m reading blogs then going to watch Project Runway :)


5 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) October 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm

I think I need to get my hands on some of that Dakota bread. It looks so hearty! Sounds like a wonderful evening!


6 Kaitlyn (College Girl Runs) October 21, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I love bread and hearty soup in the fall and winter :) Delish!


7 Lisa @bakebikeblog October 21, 2010 at 7:24 pm

oh my – that is one tasty looking dinner!!!!!


8 Shauna October 21, 2010 at 7:26 pm

funny . . . I juts watched Man on the Moon for the first time last night! Netflix is great : )


9 Tabitha (From Single to Married) October 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm

oh man – that soup looks so good, and I just ate my dinner too!


10 Hanna October 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Monster is so thought provoking and SO well done…definitly a good pick:)


11 Liz October 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Monster was a good but disturbing movie. Hope you like it!

I think I’m going to have to make this soup. Mmmmmm!


12 stacey-healthylife October 21, 2010 at 7:33 pm

The soup looks great. I love homemade croutons.


13 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) October 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm

It’s definitely soup weather these days and I’m loving the thicker soups (or as Rachael Ray would say, stoups) you’ve had the blog lately.


14 emily October 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Oooh, I have a Netflix suggestion – “Nightmare Before Christmas.” You’ve probably already seen it, but if not (I saw it for the first time the other day), from what you’ve blogged about movies/entertainment I think you’d really like it!


15 Kath October 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Is that the clay version from 5th grade!?


16 emily October 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Yes! It’s a musical(ish) and the songs are amazing! Like this one – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpvdAJYvofI


17 Kath October 21, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I saw that in 5th grade – my second “date” – with my boyfriend at the time! Ha!


18 erica October 21, 2010 at 7:39 pm

i’ve been craving lentil soup for awhile, but i’ve been too lazy to make it…but i think this post was the extra push i needed!


19 Estela @ Weekly Bite October 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm

LOVE using the hambone in soup! It makes all the difference!


20 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 21, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Is a shank the same thing as a hock?


21 Kath October 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I think so? I think smaller


22 [email protected] October 21, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Mmm, it’s soups like that that make me wish my husband liked lentils (or any beans for that matter!)


23 Bess @ Bess Be Fit October 21, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Dinner looks great!

As for Monster…I was seriously traumatized by that movie. I felt grossed out and violated just watching it. Charlize Theron does a great job acting but other than that it was often hard to watch! It’s even harder knowing its a true story…hopefully it won’t scare you as much as it did me!


24 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 21, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Ahh I could use a good movie night.. I’m exhausted once again this week! I also made an awesome soup and have been eating it practically every day this week (Turkey & Wild Rice – wp.me/pSUCS-14u). Yours sounds fab, and looks great with that bread! :)


25 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 21, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I’m not a ham person, but that soup looks delicous! Those bowls hold a LOT of soup!


26 rebecca lustig October 21, 2010 at 8:21 pm

you know what? it gets darker earlier, which maybe triggers the thought that i shoudl eat dinner earlier! hmm….

enjoy themovie night!


27 Rachael October 21, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Movie night here too, though my partner is currently on a UFO documentary kick. Sigh.
I’d forgotten how much I loved soup, but having made it three chilly nights in a row, the love affair is officially rekindled!


28 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 21, 2010 at 8:25 pm

*ahem* may i suggest a movie to add to your queue? my movie “white on rice” just got released on netflix!!!



29 Kath October 21, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Oh I will definitely add it!!


30 Lauren @ [email protected] October 21, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Yum, I am loving Stouts lately!!! I made your risotto this evening and it was great! Thank you!


31 Jamie @ Food in Real Life October 21, 2010 at 8:28 pm

That soup looks so good and comforting. What kind of candle are you burning? I’m going to stock up on some new pumpkiny ones this weekend.


32 Kath October 21, 2010 at 8:57 pm

A pumpkin one I found for $1.50 at Harris Teeter!


33 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef October 21, 2010 at 8:33 pm

i LOVE homemade croutons! and that soup looks good!


34 Wendy @ Seriously Sassy October 21, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Looks amazing! I’m with ya on the “having something dry with soup” thing. Texture contrast is huge, especially when you’re having soup! :-)


35 kaila October 21, 2010 at 8:40 pm

that soup looks soooo good! monster is a really god movie…but a little disturbing as well. it is a true story after all! charlize theron is absolutely amazing in it. it almost impossible to believe it’s really her in the movie.


36 [email protected] October 21, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Heard Monster was pretty intense…let us know what you think! Your soup looks awesome, been thinking about making split pea soup myself.


37 Melissa @ HerGreenLife October 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I went to rent a movie the other day (hubby hasn’t seen Coyote Ugly) and realized that video stores are becoming obsolete, so we’re considering Netflix. Of course, I’m worried that we would end up spending more time in front of the TV so I feel like we’re getting our money’s worth. . . .

That wine-like beer sounds yummy based on your description :)


38 Kath October 21, 2010 at 8:58 pm

MONSTER was SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!


39 Kelli October 22, 2010 at 7:54 am

Haha, okay, I just need to say that when this movie was in theaters, I was on a spontaneous first date with a guy I’d had a crush on for years. We randomly went to the movies and just picked something that was playing soon… and happened to pick Monster, without knowing what it was about!!

Good movie, but so awkward on a first date, we walked out!


40 Hannah October 21, 2010 at 9:03 pm

*laugsh* love the shot of Matt with the bone. Isn’t that more a “caveman” than “man” dinner? 😉


41 Matt October 22, 2010 at 8:05 am


Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!

(caveman talk… or is it?)


42 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 21, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Sounds like the perfect night to me…


43 Shannon (A Better Me) October 21, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Mmmm…the soup looks yummy!


44 Hope October 21, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Wow, that beer looks interesting!
Yum, that soup reminds me of the soup my grandma used to make when I was a kid! It would cook all day and the house would smell amazing! Thanks for the trip down memory lane, that was my favourite all time comfort food


45 Anna S @ History Running Girl October 21, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I like to get TV shows on netflix! Right now I have Freaks and Geeks.


46 Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 21, 2010 at 10:49 pm

I’ve never been a fan of peas but you’ve got me wanting to try that…


47 Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly October 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm

So I just wikied Man On the Moon to make sure you were talking about the Andy Kaufmann one (which I haven’t seen yet), and not the Reese Witherspoon one. So good! But decidedly titled The Man In the Moon. Whoops. It’s historical, too! 😉


48 Stephanie October 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Soup turned out great! I’ve bought that brand of ham before @Whole Foods and been pleased with it as well.


49 Cara Craves... October 21, 2010 at 11:26 pm

That movie was WAY too disturbing for me.

That soup looks so good!


50 Lorin October 22, 2010 at 2:07 am

Hi, I love your blog and I am now a freshman in college trying to become an RD too! I am having problems though with stress/boredom eating at night in the dorms. I will have cookies and stuff at night, but in the day I eat pretty healthy. I try not to keep cookies for this reason but for instance I got frozen yogurt downtown tonight and now just had a cookie. I also have been getting baked goods at this amazing cafe place downtown, but not going there for awhile because it costs a lot! I was wondering what tips you had from experience in college that would help stress/emotional eating because I feel like I am developing a problem with it. Especially because right now it is hard for me because a lot of people are starting to develop friendships but I have yet to really develop any except my roommate and a select few in classes. Thanks, I always look forward to reading your blog every day!


51 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) October 22, 2010 at 5:16 am

I love split pea soup, and didn’t realize you could buy a ham bone just like that! I’m not a big ham person, but I do like it as a flavoring feature in soups. I’ll have to check this out at whole foods the next time I’m there. 😀


52 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 22, 2010 at 6:47 am

I try to buy local too, but sometimes that’s not always possible for me either. It’s ok to just do our best!


53 [email protected] October 22, 2010 at 7:34 am

Yay Netflix! My productivity level dropped like a stone the day I discovered that ALL SEVEN SEASONS of Buffy are on Instant View.


54 Dejta på nätet October 22, 2010 at 7:34 am

Lovely serving!
Perfect for a romantic evening.


55 Nicole, RD October 22, 2010 at 8:03 am

We’ve been eating dinner earlier too, and I love it! I have TIME to do something other than workout with my evening!


56 Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) October 22, 2010 at 11:22 am

This looks REALLY good!! My husband is NOT a fan of split peas, so I don’t get to have it much. I’m thinking I should make my own version (as to opposed to icky water rest. versions) and he may like it more 😉


57 Lisa October 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm

That soup looks delicious! I love soup this time of year.


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