It is funny how split pea soup is usually on the list of one the most hated foods for kids and adults alike. I often think of the George and Martha story where Martha makes George pots and pots of split pea soup because he is so fond of it. The thing is that George was too nice to tell her he didn't like it at all. It was only after she found him pouring it in his shoe at the dinner table that she admitted her dislike for the soup, and they were happy to never have it again.
And though George and Martha may not like split pea soup, my kids LOVE it! It is one of the few meals that they can't seem to get enough of. Both Lucy and Ben seem to want seconds, and usually ignore the bread that goes along with it. The only other thing I can think of that they like this much is ice cream. I think I prefer them to have the soup.