How The Bus Got It's Name:
My daughter's favourite soup is GG's Pea and Ham Soup. A recipe that has been passed down from my Grandma.
And the colour is pretty similar to the bus.
I seem to remember my Granparents telling us that they had a VW bus at one point. Was it even the same colour as ours? I'm going to have to verify this story!
Recipe for GG's Pea Soup:
1 cup chopped onion
2 tsp Olive oil
2 cups of split peas, yellow or green
8 cups water or stock
1 small bay leaf
1 cup cooked ham
2/3 cup diced carrots
1 medium diced, and peeled potato
1 clove garlic
In a large soup pot, saute 1 cup diced onion on medium low in 2 tsp olive oil for 2 minutes. Add 2 cups split peas, 8 cups water or stock (I use stock, usually veg), 1 small bay leaf.
Simmer for 1 1/2 hours stirring occasionally.
Remove Bay Leaf and using a whisk (I use electric soup blender thingy- hand held) blend to desired consistancy.
Add 1 cup diced, cooked ham, 2/3 cup carrots, 1 medium diced potato, 1 clove minced garlic, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper. Simmer 45 min until vegetables are tender.
Adjust seasoning with salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and heavy cream. (Grandma doesn't use this, and I use a bit of milk)
Unless you double everything up like I do so that there is enough for leftovers AND packed lunches.
(I always do my cooking with a bit of "whatever" attitude towards measuring and this has always turned out delicious.)