A shower of split peas cascades into a pot at the start of production of the popular split pea and ham soup, which is one of the Holy Trinity soup crew's most sought-after offerings.
The proceeds of the soup sales benefit Holy Trinity's efforts to provide meals to shut-ins.
When Father Mark poses that question at Saturday and Sunday Mass, the response from a few pews down the aisle is typically "yes."
There are six in the crew -- five soup makers and a sixth who helps label and pack the orders. Most have been cooking chicken noodle, hamburger barley, split pea and ham, tortellini, chili and others in our kitchen for the last four years.
There's hamburger barley, split pea, cream of tomato and turkey sausage.
The price: $7 for a quart; $4 for a pint.
Ingredients make a colorful presentation before they become part of another batch of delicious soup in the kitchen of Holy Trinity Church.
Split pea and ham soup simmers on the Great Hall kitchen stove.