In our quest to expand our vegetable repertoire as part of our recognition of National Nutrition Month, this week is Pea week. Just like last week, I made three different recipes that featured peas; Then, Alex, Soph and I each tried them and provided our opinions.
Before I proceed I will let you know that neither Alex nor Soph are huge fans of peas. I was still able to get them to at least taste each recipe though 😀
Mom – I thought this recipe was good. It’s a nice change of pace for us, eating the peaps in sugar snap form.
Alex – Ate them all up. He said he liked ’em a lot, AND he said he’d gladly eat them again 😀
Soph – At first, she said she loved them. She did eat them all, which is more than she usually does with peas; but, now only says she likes them a ‘little’.
Mom – I love cream peas. They are not, however, light, so I don’t make them that frequently. You can lighten it by using 2% milk and less butter without much flavor loss.
Alex – He said, and I quote, "they are creamy, but I don’t love them." He again, did eat them all.
Soph – She took one bite and stated that she did not like them. She was in a mood so I’ll try again with, hopefully, better results.
Ginger Butter Peas –
Again, my own invention, and the picture to the left is NOT the actual peas…we ate them before I could snap a picture. All you need is some butter and fresh ginger poured over some fresh or frozen steamed peas. The ginger adds a hint of spice that makes these peas special.
Mom – Is there really a need to ask, I like all food and veggies are my favorite. Anyway, they’re good.
Alex – He ate them all and said they ‘weren’t bad’.
Soph – She ate them, but not enthusiastically. This is no different from when I make just plain peas.
Overall our experimentation with Peas went well with Alex and fairly unspectacularily with Soph. The Sugar Snap Peas were a hit though. And, I had fun cooking peas again. I guess I’ve decided that even if the kids don’t love ’em, we’re still gonna keep eating ’em. There are a lot more recipes out there, too. It’s like a long term goal, finding a Pea recipe Sophia loves–I will, oh, yes I will…
Make sure to stop by next week for our Carrot extravaganza. Sophia likes carrots, so this time Alex is gonna be the one I have to win over. Luckily, I love a challenge 😉