Super Pea Soup
8 cups of water
2 (450 gram) bags of green split peas
1 onion chopped
2 good sized carrots chopped
3 (mild) Italian sausages cut into rounds,
and then the rounds are cut in half
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coarse ground pepper
1 large or 2 small bay leaves.
Pile all ingredients into crockpot. Set on high. After a few hours when it's really boiling, turn down to medium or low, whichever works on your crockpot. Let it simmer for hours. Have a bowl while you watch the evening news. Feel warmed and filled.
A slice of homemade whole wheat bread rounds this out nicely.