Rick's Yummy Split Pea Soup with Ham
I created this recipe when I did not have a ham bone laying around and was really needing some good split pea soup. Serve a hot bowl of this soup with a nice crusty bread of your choice. I did not add any salt to this recipe due to the ham, but you can add salt as needed.
If mixture is too thick add some more chicken stock. If it's too thin, simmer with cover off until desired consistency is reached.
Also, if you want the mixture to be smooth: when you remove the neck bones, it is the time to get out the boat motor (or blender) and puree the soup.