I loved this soup growing up. When I was young my mother sent it to me where ever I was stationed. Now, I order it by the case from Amazon. It’s bland and a hearty, comforting lunch. My cousin brought me some whole yellow peas from Canada and I made the recipe on the bag and it was wonderful but this is still easier and more convenient -especially, since I am the only one who likes it in my house. I am very grateful I am able to get this comfort food from my childhood.