I Ate Some Pea Soup

The soup was hot and split pea and on the stove

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This pea came from nataliedee.com

Apparently people eat pea soup. I’ve always been aware of this on some level.

Recently I bought a can of Progresso split pea with ham. I even ate it. I don’t know why. There are certainly other ways to get ham. I like fresh or frozen peas but not canned peas and what are the peas in pea soup but the very dregs of canned peas? Oh, but wait, these are “split peas.” What’s the diff? According to “Jinga” on veggieboards.com: “split peas taste good and peas are yucky.” OK, thank you! Actually, a little more digging revealed that split peas are in fact a legume and peas are vegetables. BO-ring.

I wonder who came up with the idea to make soup out of peas. Imagine how differently US history would’ve turned out if Linda Blair had eaten Chicken with Stars or Alphabet Vegetable. No, when you want a good projectile-vomit soup, you go straight to the pea. I think the message is clear: pea soup is the devil’s soup.

pea-soup

Is this to be eaten?


This doesn’t look too bad. I imagined it to be thicker, a more bilious green. I’m pretty sure The Exorcist soup was more like pea puree. No spritely chunks of carrot or ham, that I recall.

Adhering to my philosophy that anything tastes OK with enough pepper, I dipped in my spoon. If you close your eyes, it’s almost like eating bean soup. Can the peas somehow be avoided? Yes! the peas sink to the bottom. So the key is to not stir up the peas, just carefully skim the surface for the non-pea ingredients.

potato-on-spoon

A perfectly acceptable spoonful of potato, ham, and a single pea


Because, yes, one pea per spoonful is OK. What you DON’T want is something like this:

peas-on-spoon

Here there be peas


Now I don’t know who would put that in their mouth. Oh, yeah. THE DEVIL!

What I hate about soup like this is that if you don’t want to finish it (and you never do), you either (1) use the drain-catcher-thing to pour it out and make a big mess or (2) put it in a Tupperware container where it will sit in the fridge until you resort to method 1.

peas-in-drain

A big mess


And now you know how to eat (and safely dispose of) pea soup! In Part 2: I Projectile Vomit Pea Soup so you don’t have to!

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62 Responses to “I Ate Some Pea Soup”

  1. 1 jennyonthespot

    *gag* *gag*

    Nastay! Thanks for doing that so I don’t have to… I mut confess, however… I have a split-pea soup recipe that is da BOMB. BUT that involves cooking and. Well. We don’t have split pea soup much… obviously the canned stuff isn’t an option!

    jennyonthespot’s last blog post..Make Me Laugh Monday – She Had a Dream

  2. 2 Kelly

    I love pea soup. Without the ham, because that’s the yucky part for me. Mmmmm. Pea soup. I should have some for lunch.

    Kelly’s last blog post..Fractal No. 3

  3. 3 MomZombie

    Go ahead, keep eating pea soup for me for the rest of your life. In fact, please go back in time and eat all the pea soup that was forced upon me as a child.
    My mother had an affinity for pea soup. I knew I’d go to bed hungry on the days I came home from school to find a pot of bubbling green goo on the stove. I think I even thought it was “pee” soup for a while, adding to the grossness of the offering.
    So, enjoy.

    MomZombie’s last blog post..The invisible guest

  4. 4 Ilana

    My mother used to force my siblings and I to eat peas. We would pour ketchup on them and force them into our mouths while pinching our noses shut. Astonishingly, I still eat ketchup. Not-so-astonishingly, the smell of cooking peas is still enough to turn my stomach.

    Also, when I reminded my mother of this abuse, she told me that it probably happened only once, as she never made peas because we didn’t like them. In my mind the experience was so traumatic that it has replaced all other childhood memories and now is the sole episode I remember from my birth to about age 9.

  5. 5 maggie

    Ewww. That second picture reminded me how gross pea soup is. We had it a few times when I was really little, then my dad developed a bunch of food allergies, including peas, so we never had it again. (Convenient? Sure! But either way, thanks Dad!) After that the torture vegetable at our house became beets.

    maggie’s last blog post..Happy Mother’s Day!

  6. 6 Angi

    That split pea soup looks disgusting, and absolutely nothing like the split pea soup my mama made when I was growing up…hers was WAY thicker, WAY greener….more like a green version of lentil soup. And it was delicious.

    THAT pea soup just makes me sad.

  7. 7 shakespeare

    I like peas, but NEVER canned. I actually prefer fresh, uncooked veggies best. I’ll eat them right off the plant.

    Green beans, for me, can ONLY be eaten that way. I don’t even like them blanched. BLECCCCHHHH! My MIL buys them fresh and then boils them for a hour until they are nasty, but she lets me pull out a handful and just place them on my plate, uncooked.

    Spinach is another. Fresh? Yum! Cook? BLECCCCCHHHH!

    shakespeare’s last blog post..Not About Writing

  8. 8 Grace

    Yeah, that is rather nasty and ugly. I hate pea soup – something about the texture, never mind the visual, that makes me gag. Lentil soup is also a gag inducer. You wanna eat that for me too, so I never have to again. Oh, wait – I’m a grown-up now, I don’t have to eat anything I don’t want to – Yea!

    Grace’s last blog post..Awww Mondays

  9. 9 Daisy the Curly Cat

    Anything that sounds just exactly like “pee” must be bad! They just change the spelling a little bit to fool you.

    Daisy the Curly Cat’s last blog post..Monday Funday: Help me spend some moneys!

  10. 10 Puglette

    mmmmm…pea soup…it’s delicious! i prefer the campbells chunky variety if i eat canned soup. i love a good pea soup, fresh made with ham hocks or a nice slice of ham.

    although when hubby asked who i was leaving a comment for and i said jd’s post about pea soup his response was “oh, the exorcist”. geesh

    and you can use your hand held stick blender to whirl up your peas…that makes the soup thick and creamy.

    give whirled peas a chance!
    hugs,
    puglette
    :o)

    Puglette’s last blog post..Pug Gala

  11. 11 absepa

    Ewww…canned peas are evil. They’re gray!! I spent my entire childhood passionately hating peas, because I thought they were all like the canned ones. It wasn’t until my late teens that I finally discovered that fresh or frozen ones can be really yummy. Particularly when cooked with carrots, butter, and just a bit of lemon juice.

    absepa’s last blog post..Flickr Fun Friday: It’s Inescapable

  12. 12 Stephanie Barr

    My husband loves pea soup. I don’t equate it with green goodness myself, but I can eat it in a pinch.

    A favor? Can we forgo the pictures in “I Projectile Vomit Pea Soup So You Don’t Have To”? Oh, and thanks for that because I do not want to projectile vomit anything.

    Stephanie Barr’s last blog post..I Stole This Meme from Lola’s Diner Part 1

  13. 13 Jen

    I love pea soup, once a year, maybe twice after Easter when there is plenty of ham left over. I make an awesome pea soup too. In fact it is so good that both children will eat it. They never ask for me to make it but if placed in front of them and they haven’t eaten in a week they will devour it. It is that good.

    I don’t understand why there are peas in it however. I mean peas that can be identified as peas. I use dried peas which disintegrate into the water so there are no chunks of peas to have to look at or feel.

    I can never for the life of me imagine that I might for any reason buy a can of pea soup. If I were however to buy the can of soup I know I would never eat it. Yuck

    Jen’s last blog post..I Had a Great Mother’s Day

  14. 14 Bev

    Pea Soup…yum!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/basykes/3132085997/

    Bev’s last blog post..Mothers Day

  15. 15 janine

    Thank you so much for answering a question I’ve had since the day I was born – dif between peas and split peas.

    Thank you for eating the soup too, even though I love pea soup.
    On that note, in the future should you need help with the eating of the pea soup, I’m your gal.

    All I ask in return is that for that one day you change the name of your blog to “Janine did something so you didn’t have to today. Now she OWNS YOUR SOUL!!!!”

    That’s it I need nothing more than that.

    janine’s last blog post..

  16. 16 TheSnackHound

    I hate pea soup as well. Blech. There is a League of Suppression of Celery already. ( http://thesnackhound.com/2009/01/21/the-league-of-the-suppresion-of-celery-exclusive/ )

    Should I start the “People Against Pea Soup” aka PAPS? Oh boy, does that word give the wrong impression. I don’t think that people would want to voluntarily join something that sounds like a medical test.

    TheSnackHound’s last blog post..Don’t Panic. We Have Seen This Before.

  17. 17 Canucklehead

    All I am saying … is give PEAS a chance.

    /got a pop-up so you didn’t have to …

    Canucklehead’s last blog post..Mrs. C Rocks!

  18. 18 Jenn Thorson

    I LOVE split pea soup and it’s been ages since I’ve gotten to enjoy some. My mother used to make super, er, souper soup, split pea among them.

    MMMMM… And what other soup comes in a nifty Army Drab Green?

    (I’m not helping, am I?)

    Jenn Thorson’s last blog post..The Lewis and Clark of Big Lots

  19. 19 EweMama

    There is NOTHING wrong with pea coup, or even bean-with-bacon soup. Just omit carrots and onions when adding ingredients. The thicker the better – I enjoy sinking my teeth into soup! LOL. The soup I despise is TOMATO – yucky tasting no matter who makes it. BTW, why aren’t Soda Crackers sold anywhere except in New England? I can’t find them unless I drive to visit my relatives in Massachusetts.

  20. 20 Heather Happymaker

    It doesn’t look very appealing! It’s so hard to eat canned soup now. I made a batch from scratch and it ruined me for the rest. Ahh… soup… but not PEA soup!

    Heather Happymaker’s last blog post..Olive Toast

  21. 21 EweMama

    I’m sending another post only because my e-mail was shown incorrectly earlier. Soup’s on! Bring your own tureen!

  22. 22 Kathy

    I love frozen peas cooked up and then slathered in butter. But that’s the ONLY way! The way you’ve demonstrated them here is beyond disgusting. If you scroll down the pictures real fast, it’s like your blog is vomiting. They’re ARMY green! Gross!!!!

    What I want to know is do you have a garbage disposal? Cuz if you had to stick your hand down in that food trap, you probably had to touch them on the way to throwing them in the trash. *Shudders*

    Kathy’s last blog post..My First Road Trip Alone

  23. 23 C.B.Jones

    Potato soup > that vomit looking stuff you managed to consume without having it come back up.

    *rereads final paragraph*

    Oh, never mind then.

    C.B.Jones’s last blog post..Hopalong Cassidy would be proud…I think…

  24. 24 Amy

    I TOLD my mom I was allergic to peas when I was growing up, and she refused to believe me. I’m glad someone can understand why I’m scarred for life.

    Amy’s last blog post..Corporate America attempts to tackle swine flu

  25. 25 Scrooge

    I could eats that all up for you if you likes.

    I likes pea soup if it has hams in it. I likes hams.

    Scrooge’s last blog post..A busy day at my house

  26. 26 JD

    jennyonthespot: I’m sure there’s a big difference between the canned stuff and the kind you actually have to cook. Come to think of it, my mom made me some homemade pea soup, but it sat in the freezer forever.

    Kelly: Well, the next time we meet for lunch, you can eat the peas and I’ll eat the ham!

    MomZombie: EW! Pee soup, that’s got to be the worst. I think you’re going to have to stretch this one pea-eating soup experience to cover all of your traumatic memories. I couldn’t eat another drop.

    Ilana: Bleurgh! Peas with ketchup. Now that I don’t get. Were they canned peas? I can see how that traumatic memory would stay with you forever. Abuse by pea soup!

    maggie: Oh, man. Why must there even BE a torture vegetable? I’d have taken peas (as long as they were frozen) over beets any day. Our torture vegetable was a toss-up (literally) between canned lima beans or canned Mexicorn. Anyone remember Mexicorn?

    Angi: That pea soup made me sad, too. But the consistency was easier to bear, for me, than a thicker consistency would’ve been, I think. I’m sure your mama’s was MUCH better.

    shakesepeare: I share your preference for most raw vegetables, tho I do quite adore a good cooked carrot. Yes, spinach transforms into something completely different once you cook it.

    Grace: I went on a diet/health kick a while ago and bought some lentil soup. To say I did not care for it is an understatement. It’s too bad. Lentils are s’posed to be a superfood and all.

    Daisy the Curly Cat: You’re right! Why else would those two words sound exactly alike? There is definitely a plot afoot!

    Puglette: HAHAHAHA! Whirled peace. That’s good. You know, I didn’t even think of The Exorcist till I was halfway thru writing this post; of course, that’s what a lot of people think of when they think of pea soup. The way you describe it almost makes me NOT want to throw up!

    absepa: Mmmm. Now I want frozen peas, spooned over a baked potato with a big lump of butter and plenty of salt and pepper. Now there’s a meal!

    Stephanie Barr: Aw. I actually had a video for “I Projectile Vomit Pea Soup.” But maybe you’re right. The whole point is to vomit so YOU don’t have to, not to make everyone else vomit too.

    Jen: Your pea soup sounds like something I would like, especially if I hadn’t eaten for a week. I think having the peas disintegrate is key here. You don’t want to see the peas.

    Bev: All I see in that picture is a chocolate milk shake that looks like heaven in a glass. And some blurry green stuff. Is that your Flickr picture? I’m not sure all those toppings would help, but that shake . . . omg.

    janine: Uh oh! See what happens when you make unreasonable requests? CommentLuv chews off your post title! That sucks. How about you write a blog post titled “Janine does things so JD doesn’t have to. Now JD OWNS HER SOUL”? Something like that?

    TheSnackHound: Now I WILL eat celery but only when it’s slathered in peanut butter. My husband actually used to eat cream of celery soup, which confounded me. As for PAPS, the more medical-sounding, the better. People always get sucked in by medical stuff.

    Canucklehead: Ew, did you get that gross pop-up bar? I hate that thing. I thought I opted out. I’ll give frozen peas with lots of butter many, many chances.

    Jenn Thorson: Blecch! Yeah, it’s mainly the color I have the problem with. Maybe if it were more of a bright green, like a frozen pea. No, then it would look too much like that bright green relish I hate.

    EweMama: Huh. I don’t know how to answer your cracker question. I thought soda crackers were available everywhere. And speaking of soda crackers, I LOVE them with tomato soup! And I love bean-with-bacon soup, but only with a peanut butter sandwich.

    Heather Happymaker: I’ve made homemade vegetable soup, and it is pretty good stuff. I’m just so lazy, tho. But homemade is indeed the best.

    Kathy: HA! Yes, “slathered” is the key word here! No, we do NOT have a garbage disposal. Isn’t that stupid? Otherwise I wouldn’t have that gross mess of peas that I have to carry, dripping army green liquid, to the wastebasket. Never again.

    C.B. Jones: Heh.

    Amy: That’s awful. Why don’t mothers believe their children? Peas: the torture vegetable of nine out of ten mothers.

  27. 27 Regan

    Well, that is gross looking. I wouldn’t blame anyone who didn’t want to eat that. I don’t think the dog would even it that if someone tried to offer it to him. My cat who often steals food wouldn’t even touch that with a fifty foot pole. 0.0

    There should be a No-Pea Soup. Where they use lots of delicious ingridients and no peas.

    I have to eat snap peas. :p I’ve gotten somewhat used to them, but I still hate them. If only vegetables tasted more like fruit… or chocolate. Then it would be more appetizing and parents wouldn’t shove it down their 3-year-old’s throat. No wonder kids are scared of spinach and broccoli. :/

    I oppose to putting it in a tupperware container in the fridge. That would leave less space for more appetizing food.

    Regan’s last blog post..Girl Scout Cookies

  28. 28 D at Seafoodpunch

    i dont know where you got that soup…but those did NOT look like split peas. they were still all round…and gross…and soggy. Ugh. You know whats good though?? Lentil soup! mmmm and….CAKE! but not together.

    D at Seafoodpunch’s last blog post..Toofless

  29. 29 Florida Girl In Sydney

    I am now going to try to NOT read ALL the other comments, so therefore my comment will not be influenced whatsoever by what everyone else has said– because I was irritated after all the rainbows and lollipops comments after your “I Forgot” post.

    Anyway– all I wanted to say is that those photos totally make me want to hurl. Bleh.

    Get the split pea soup at California Pizza Kitchen, it totally rocks like my momma’s kitty kat socks.

  30. 30 Florida Girl In Sydney

    Ok couldn’t help reading the comment above mine– yum– CAKE.

    Florida Girl In Sydney’s last blog post..Mothers Day and Me

  31. 31 The Hawg!

    You should have written your old friend, The Hawg, before venturing into the realm of pea soup. Peas are stinky and they taste even worse than they smell. Avoid anything with the word “pea” in it. Remember, “pea” and “pee” are both phonetically identical.

    Coincidence? I wonder…

    The Hawg!’s last blog post..Plant theft?

  32. 32 MamaNeedsaCosmo

    The mere mention of pea soup sends me running for the hills. It’s an “Exorcist” thing, I guess.

    Or, maybe the “I Projectile Vomit” post will be more like the Exorcist.

    Did your head spin around on your neck?

  33. 33 JD

    Scrooge: Will you even eats what I put in the drain? I’m afraid I ates all the hams.

    Regan: Oh, you crack me up. No, neither of our cats were interested either. I like snap peas. They are fresh and delicious, especially when dipped in ranch dressing. Spinach and broccoli are nothing to be afraid of either, unless someone is actually shoving them down your throat.

    D at Seafoodpunch: Yes, that’s what I thought! They look just like awful canned soup. Maybe I’m not eating the right lentil soup. Do you have a homemade version you like? Eh, skip it. I’ll just go straight to the cake.

    Florida Girl In Sydney: HA for several reasons! I like the tortilla soup and potato soup at CPK—never had the pea. But if it rocks THAT hard, I’ll have to try it. (Yes, you should at least read the comment above yours, in case it contains cake).

    The Hawg!: Yesssss. It is too weird to be a mere coincidence. At least pea soup isn’t yellow.

    MamaNeedsaCosmo: There was no head spinning, tho there was some head bobbing, as I ate my soup while watching The Song Remains the Same. Robert Plant and pea soup: not the best combo.

  34. 34 Maureen

    I love the taste of pea soup.

    I hate the look of pea soup.

    And I cannot help but cringe every time hubby wants to make it; ever since watching the Exorcist, that is.

    Maureen’s last blog post..You’re Giving Me Chest Pains

  35. 35 Jay

    Well, I would say ‘are you insane? Pea soup is wonderful stuff’ .. only I said that to an American friend about tomato soup and she looked at me as if I had two heads. When I actually tried American tomato soup, I found out why. It is utterly foul! LOL!

    Here’s the deal. English pea soup is delicious. American pea soup? I can’t help you with that one, and after my experience with US tomato soup (which tastes like cheap supermarket ketchup, only hot) I am not willing to experiment, thankyouverymuch.

  36. 36 Anne

    Thank you for eating pea soup so I don’t have to, although, now that I think of it, I wouldn’t do it anyway. While most things taste good with ham, it is the texture of split pea soup that really disturbs me.

    Anne’s last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts — The Late Edition

  37. 37 Trade Show Guru

    hey JD,
    I agree with you… sort of.

    CANNED pea soup is the devil’s soup. Yuck.

    But we make HOMEMADE split pea soup with bacon instead of ham and I love it. It is one of my favorite soups. Maybe the secret is the bacon. Or that I wash it down with Red Stripe…

    ~ Steve, the legume-loving trade show guru

    Trade Show Guru’s last blog post..Trade Show Exhibit Booths and SEO

  38. 38 babs - beetle

    Well I have to agree with Kathy and say that the only peas I eat are frozen ‘Garden’ peas. I hate processed peas, mushy peas and I will only eat tinned peas if I have no choice, and then I leave them on my plate! Where soup is concerned, I eat Heinz tomato soup or Mo’s delicious home made soups. I think I may hate pea soup!

    babs – beetle’s last blog post..Magnabeetle winners!

  39. 39 Tiggy

    I ordered ‘pea soup’ in a restaurant once. It only had one pea in it.

    Given the menu description, I didn’t really have any grounds to complain.

    Tiggy’s last blog post..If I Had $100

  40. 40 Lola

    That doesn’t look like any split pea soup I’ve ever had. It sure doesn’t look like my Momma’s Split Pea Soup. Are you sure it isn’t some other legume soup?

    Split Pea Soup is supposed to be green, unless of course you make it with Yellow Split Peas, then it would be yellow.

    Actually, those beans kind of look like garbanzo beans.

    I buy split peas in a bag at the grocery store and follow the directions on the bag, adding sliced carrot and cooking with a ham bone. If you serve it with a little bit of chopped dill, it’s even more delicious.

    Lola’s last blog post..An Engineer’s Guide To Cats/Cat Yodeling Instructions

  41. 41 dcr

    I could have sworn I left a comment on this post. I’m sure I wrote about not ever having pea soup, because my mother could never stand the stuff, so it wasn’t even allowed in our house. Can’t say that it looks particularly appetizing either, so I don’t think I’ve missed anything.

    I do like raw peas though.

    Oh, and look, CommentLuv loves me again. I guess my ranting and raving against it kicked it into gear.

    Seriously, I think I’ve written this before. Except for the CommentLuv bit.

    dcr’s last blog post..It Begins and Ends and a Miracle Takes Place in Between…

  42. 42 Musingwoman

    I loved pea soup when I was a kid. It was the Campbell’s kind, though, that you add milk to. I haven’t had it in years. I wonder if I’d still like it, now? Hmm…

    Musingwoman’s last blog post..Prom night

  43. 43 nipsy

    Oh, this was so very hard for me to read. Peas and I have a hate relationship. I cannot stand the smell, the texture, the absolute ick factor in peas. Honestly, you were one brave brave soul to try this out..

    nipsy’s last blog post..I Want To Ride My….

  44. 44 Margaret (Nanny Goats)

    “Oh, yeah. THE DEVIL!” Bwa – HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    woman, you kill me.

    Margaret (Nanny Goats)’s last blog post..The Eye-Five. And Other Drive-By Shootings.

  45. 45 Corrina

    Oh ick! I’m pretty sure that even if I were ridiculously stoned and had a rabid case of The Munchies, I couldn’t eat split pea (or any pea) soup.

    I’m sooo glad you do stuff so I don’t have to.

  46. 46 JD

    Maureen: Yeah, I wonder how many people have been forever turned off of pea soup by The Exorcist? Of all the disturbing images in that movie, that’s the one most people remember. This pea soup DID taste better with my eyes closed.

    Jay: I’ve never had English pea OR English tomato soup. Can these items be purchased online? That is to say, are they canned . . . or, sorry, tinned? I’d really like to try them. I will even write a post about it! The great British-American Food-Off!

    Anne: Yeah, the texture and the color. The ham can’t really save it. It’s peas, for crying out loud. Consider this a one-time-only I Do Thing.

    Trade Show Guru: That seems to be the consensus — well, the homemade part, not the Red Stripe part, so much. And BACON! Why didn’t you say so? That would probably make a huge difference. Of course, anything washed down with Red Stripe becomes immediately delicious in the stomach.

    babs – beetle: I think you very well may hate pea soup too! When will Mo’s homemade soups be available as a blog prize? These Magnabeetle thingies are very cute and all, but we want soup! (Oh, and I had “mushy peas” when I lived in Ireland. I left those on the plate too.)

    Tiggy: You really need to enunciate and say “Peas — soup.” Or else, yes, you’ll just get one pea. But is that so bad, really?

    Lola: Your version sounds pretty good. I’m fairly sure these are just regular ol’ PEAS like the ones that come in cans labeled “PEAS.” Jerks. And wasn’t I just talking about yellow pea soup? Hmm. My mom reminded me that she had made me pea soup and I reminded her that I threw it away, so we’re even.

    dcr: I don’t remember seeing a previous comment from you, stuck in Akismet or anything. No, you’ve missed exactly nothing from your non-pea-soup upbringing. I’m glad you’re back in CommentLuv’s good graces. Apparently making a big fuss DOES get results!

    Musingwoman: I bet it’s exactly the same. I still eat Campbell’s condensed tomato soup. It’s my favorite kind, except for some restaurant versions. I think it’s all the salt.

    nipsy: Aw! You can’t even look at a pea? They’re pretty cute and harmless. I like the way frozen ones kind of crunch a bit when they’re not overcooked. I can’t take credit for too much bravery. Did you see how many peas I threw out?

    Margaret (Nanny Goats): It’s true, tho, right? Wasn’t that the whole message of The Exorcist?

    Corrina: I think if you were ridiculously stoned and ate pea soup, you’d very much regret it. That’s a good idea for a post: What’s the weirdest/worst thing you ever ate in a desperate case of the munchies. I have to think about that one . . .

  47. 47 Canucklehead

    Hey. I’m back! Whoa – two comments in one post – this is a personal best! Anyway, I come for a reason – I was just discussing some of my fave blogs on the CMF forums and realized a few of you weren’t even there. I’m not saying you should join, but you should at least think about it — I’d think you’d have fun over there. Give it a thought … CHEERS!

    http://www.cmfads.com/

    Canucklehead’s last blog post..MotherLover

  48. 48 Mary @ Holy Mackerel

    My entire family and I actually LOOOOOVE pea soup. Do you still like me? Kinda sorta? Puuullleeeez?

  49. 49 Jay

    JD – you can buy Heinz tomato soup in some US supermarkets. I’ve seen it under the ‘exotic foods’ section, which would have made the founder laugh like a drain, no doubt.

    You can get it online – http://www.shopenglandonline.com/heincreamoft.html

  50. 50 Lin

    Um, I like split pea soup. And tongue ( if my mother-in-law makes either). And sushi, oysters, and black necco wafers. Does this make me weird or something? Add to it that I don’t particularly like bacon, ice cream, or Italian food. I think it’s official according to some folks.

    About soup disposal–so true, so true.

    Lin’s last blog post..Men Working IT

  51. 51 JD

    Canucklehead: I actually looked up CMF ads after reading about them on your blog, but there was something . . . I had problems with the widget or something? I’ll give it another look. Thanks for thinking of me!

    Mary @ Holy Mackerel: I DOOOOOOOO! I wish I’d known. I would’ve asked you to eat the soup and title the post “Mary @ Holy Mackerel and Her Entire Family Actually LOOOOOVE Pea Soup so you don’t have to.” It would’ve saved me a lot of gagging.

    Jay: OH! Heinz, eh? OK, I’ve seen that, yes, in the “exotic” food aisle. I’ll try it and let you know. I think it WILL make a good blog post: Brit vs. US food. Exotic or otherwise.

    Lin: I’d have to throw in my vote with “weird,” if only because of the black Necco wafers. I like sushi but none of those other things. I’m glad we can at least agree on soup disposal.

  52. 52 Natural

    LOL. i like the last photo. that’s exactly where i would put pea soup, or maybe in the commode where pea belongs.

  53. 53 JD

    Natural: HA! I should’ve dumped it in the toilet. That would’ve been easier than messy sink disposal.

  54. 54 chicago web design

    I love pea soup, just not from the can. That’s just disgusting.

  55. 55 Baron von Rochester

    I totally need to go to bed.

    How do I know this?

    I saw this: BO-ring.

    …and I interpreted it, for several seconds, as a stain left on a shirt from excessive perspirations. And I didn’t understand what that had to do with peas.

    Uh.

    Baron von Rochester’s last blog post..Of Titular Confusion, the Vet, and an Inadmissible Longing

  56. 56 Baron von Rochester

    And in a followup, I does know that “perspirations” aren’t usually plural. Yes, I does. I knows that.

    Baron von Rochester’s last blog post..Of Titular Confusion, the Vet, and an Inadmissible Longing

  57. 57 JD

    Baron von Rochester: HA! Hahahaha. A “BO” ring. Like “ring around the collar”? They never did say what made the ring, but it must’ve been . . . BO! I don’t think you were overtired, just overimaginative. Or fixated on BO for some reason.

    (I rather like “excessive perspirations.”)

  58. 58 Tim

    You eat soup out of cans !?!!
    Yuck!
    I make split pea soup about twice a year, and 2 out my 3 kids actually like it. My wife would rather eat a randomly selected tupperware container surprise from the back of the fridge.

    Tim’s last blog post..Play Some Fun Drinking Games While Avoiding The Flu

  59. 59 JD

    Tim: Mmmm . . . randomly selected surprise. Hey, sometimes I eat soup out of a box, too.

  60. 60 Tim

    Soup out of a box? Now you’re just talking crazy :)

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  61. 61 JD

    Tim: It’s good! It’s a hell of a lot better than chicken in a can

  62. 62 Ed

    oh geez.. this takes me back. My grandmother used to make me eat pea soup whenever i came to visit her. I hated it!
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