It is very cold outside.
I roasted a chicken for dinner and was trying to think of something "warm" to serve with it . . .
My girl cherub was at dance, so I couldn't get her input.
But I asked my boy cherub what veggie he would like.
"Peas! I love peas!"
Great -- I'll make creamed peas! I couldn't believe that I had never made this for my family!
His response wasn't filled with excitement!
I explained to him that I grew up with my mom making creamed peas.
Matter of fact, it seems like my mom made a lot of "creamed" stuff . . .
But that's kind of alot, right?
Meal plan, done!
I pick up my girl cherub from dance, and as true to her nature, she asks what's for dinner.
I tell her all the delicous stuff; including creamed peas.
"Like baby food?" she asks!
NO! Not like baby food!
"Like creamed corn?" she asks!
Yeah, kinda like creamed corn,
only with peas.
I tell her to trust me, it's good; Mimi fixed it when I was growing up.
That didn't offer too much hope to her!
Dinner was ready and we sat down together; roasted chicken, creamed peas, and biscuits.
. . . and they like it!
1/4 chopped onion
1 TBSP butter
1 TBSP flour
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2-1 cup milk
1 can, 15 oz, peas, drained
In a sauce pan, melt the butter and add the onion. Sautee until translucent.
Season with a dash of salt and some pepper. Stir in the spices to the butter and onion mixture.
Sprinkle in the flour and stir well, cooking the flour a bit.
Slowly add a bit of the milk, a little at a time, stirring well as you pour. As the mixture, thickens, add a bit more milk, if needed.
You are making a basic bachemal sauce. The consistency should be like a white sauce, not too thin but having a little substance to it, but not too thick, like a gravy.
Add the drained peas and heat thoroughly.