Split Pea Soup

1lb Green Split Peas
1 tablespoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons pepper
3 tablespoons butter
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 large onion
1 meaty ham bone

  1. Rinse beans with cool water
  2. Boil two quarts of water: then add peas, salt, pepper, butter, celery, onion, and ham to the boiling water
  3. Cover and simmer for about two hours, stirring occasionally to keep peas from sticking.
  4. Enjoy!