I lost my job a while back and money is finally starting to get tight. Around Thanksgiving I bought a cheap ham to make sandwiches and whatnot with, and vac sealed and froze 1.5lbs of chunks of it and the bone. I've never done split pea soup, and frankly, it looks kinda gross, though I don't remember ever having tasted it. If it matters, one of my biggest "things" is I tend to be sensitive to texture - mushy things are pretty much unpalatable to me.
I'm open to many ideas as long as they're inexpensive. Taking a long time isn't much of an issue, as I'm unemployed, but being flavorful is. What should I make?