I know, bad pun. I’m sorry. I’m still on holiday and my brain has regressed a bit.
We continue to enjoy peas from the garden, but in order to keep it interesting (not that I ever get sick of fresh peas), we tried it out this way last night:
Sautéed Peas with Bacon
- 5 slices of bacon, coarsely chopped
- 2 or 3 green onions (or small sweet onion)
- 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
- 3 cups peas (fresh or frozen)
- Salt & freshly ground black pepper
Cook bacon and onion over medium heat until onion softens. Add the peas and garlic and cook, stirring, until tender and heated through. Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately.
It’s pretty easy and quick to make while you are grilling pork chops and boiling new baby potatoes. I even made a cole slaw to go along with it. It tasted like summer. The potatoes and onions were also from the garden. And we picked our first cucumber! Should I be that excited about it?
This can be made even quicker if you keep bacon already cooked and chopped in the freezer (I do) and have bacon grease saved in jars in the fridge (I have 3 jars in there right now – seems like we enjoy our bacon grease, doesn’t it). That way you just use about a tablespoon of the grease and a handful of the frozen bacon pieces and can quickly assemble the side dish.
Along with summer meals comes summer injuries. I can see that I am going to have to learn to make salves sometime soon. The tall kid fell off of her horse yesterday and arrived home looking like she’d been dragged behind a tractor. She managed to get road rash all over her back, shoulders and some of her arm. Poor thing, but she did pretty good. She wants to ride again for 4-H on Thursday, so that is a good sign. Just another day in the life..