Lentil, split pea soup, featuring bacon!
This was my approach:
3/4 lb of bacon chopped goes into a pot. Brown it up.
Then toss in some chopped onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Enough to make it delicious.
Throw in a pound of lentils, a pound of split peas, 12 cups of water and 4 cups of stock (I used beef stock because it was the lowest sodium kind I could find at the grocery store yesterday)
Brought it to a boil and then simmered it on low for an hour. I made a huge pot of this soup because I want us to be able to eat it for a couple of days but I could have easily made way less.