One Pea, Two Pea, Three Pea, Four

Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)

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 πŸ˜€

Sugar Snap Peas with Mint
We found this recipe at Allrecipes.com.

Our Thoughts:
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 πŸ˜€

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’.

Cream Peas
This is my own personal recipe, although I’m sure there are many out there that are very similar. It’s basically just a cream sauce with butter, salt and pepper.

Our Thoughts:
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.Β  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.

Our Thoughts:
Mom – Is there really a need to ask, I like allΒ  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 πŸ˜‰

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