Easter Left Overs

My sister from another mother (you know that kind of relatives) came over today.  We usually meet on Fridays.  We’ve been getting together since our children were in elementary school (during the summer months in particular).  Today was different because she had an appointment on Friday but wanted to have our weekly gathering.  
Our gatherings usually encompass good wine, a wonderful meal, and great conversation.   Today was no different except for the fact that the meal wasn’t prepared.  I had a ham bone in my freezer leftover from Easter and I wanted to make soup with it. But, I wasn’t sure if she liked it as I did.  So, I waited until she arrived to ask.  So, when I found out she liked split pea soup, I was on my way to preparing the soup in my Instant Pot.
My idea of fast food is to use kitchen gadgets that will expedite my preparation and provide a delicious meal for family and friends. An Instant Pot is one of those gadgets I use on a regular basis.  When cooking, there is no need to defrost meat or a bone in this case.  Food is made quickly and fast.   
I wasn’t quite sure how to make the soup in the Instant Pot.  I looked on the internet for a recipe.  I liked the ingredients of Ina Garten’s Parker Split Pea Soup.  Her recipe included potatoes.  I thought that was interesting.  I never had potatoes in split pea soup before.  I decided to use Ina’s ingredients but follow the directions from the Bowl of Delicious website on how to make the soup in an Instant Pot.  It was the perfect union.  My sister and I enjoyed it immensely.  Below is the links to the recipes.  It took about 20 minutes to make (after the Instant Pot got to a certain pressure level).  

Ina Garten’s Parket’s Split Pea Soup
Bowl of Delicious Instant Pot Split Pea Soup (Made with a leftover ham bone)

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