Saturday, December 1, 2012

Gray Peas

Michele at olddognewtits and Mel at According to Mags are hosting their bi-monthly link up again.  
They have asked us to share a favorite holiday recipe. Uh? I don't have one exactly, but....

I don't remember when it started. And we still do it and still get grief. And it probably is appropriate. "You havin' those delicious gray peas again?  Yuck!" But you said favorite so here is the recipe. Try to follow along.

Can(s) of Le Sueur Very Young Small Early Peas
Milk or Half and Half

 Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan. Heat on stove top until hot. They will turn slightly a pale gray.

Amy has added the next steps for last few years.

Forget you turned burner to High until it boils over on Hot Stove.
Open windows to air out kitchen.
Burn yourself trying to wipe up scalded milk before stove is cool enough.
Shatter serving bowl when filling with hot peas.
Clean up new mess.

Ok, I guess it used to be a favorite. They are easy to chew. But probably not a favorite anymore. Just too complicated. They were never really that popular anyhow. And there is so much other good food. Maybe we'll move on to Drunken Cranberries.  Amy......?


  1. That is priceless! They will always be a favorite for you and me, Daddy, especially now that we've added the drinking and cursing! And damn, they taste good!
    What a perfect story/ recipe to share! Well done! I am cracking up reading it.
    Love you!

  2. She stole my recipe! Ha. Very funny. You guys are great!

  3. Le Sueur Peas have been a staple in my house since I was a kid. My mom actually brought them over last Thanksgiving. So I definitely need to be sure she sees this recipe. Plus, being French, she's been known to throw back her share of wine and can sling an expletive like the best of us. Perfect!

    As always, great stuff, Wy. (And Amy!) Thanks for linking up! Amy, hope we'll see you, too. :)

  4. I also grew up with Le Sueur Peas. No others would do in my house.

    And congrats to you, Wy! You deserved our honor due to the hilarity of your last post...although this one made me laugh! :P Awesome!

  5. I think my mom has this same recipe. This was priceless.


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