Hello, everyboy! The Fresh Pioneer is back and I was yearning for Spring.
But before we get to that recipe... I feel like January lasted for about 6 months. BLAH. This is the season I want to eat all the time and look at pretty pictures.
All right, all right. I do have a recipe. And it's green. Not for St. Patrick's Day (or even because it's Ash Wednesday today) but because if I didn't pretend for a momen it was spring, I was never going to make it.
One onion, minced. A few cloves of garlic, minced. Two pound bag of frozen peas.
Sautee onion and garlic in olive oil. Add 4 cups of chicken broth and frozen peas. Boil ten minutes.
Edna covered her ears. She thinks the blender is a bit impulsive and careless. I mean, everything turns out looking the SAME. Blend the peas until the texture you desire. My kids like it very smooth, no chunks. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Wait... that's not all. My husband would go live in the shed if I decided there was pea soup for dinner and nothing else. So...
Drain the water and shake the semi-soft potatoes in the pot. Depending on how large your pot is, you can count this as aerobic excercise.
Now, my dad brought us some giant pepperoni pizzas from his favorite store, Costco. The kids love cheese pizza, so I took the pepperoni off one (hubby prefers his with meat). Well, then I had about a 1/4 pound of delicious pepperoni sitting in my fridge, taunting me every time I opened the door.
I laid it on a tray and baked it in the oven for 5 minutes at 400F.
"Drained, half-cooked potatoes with leftover pepperoni crisped in the oven". Hm. Now, that's a recipe title we can all pause to admire. It should have some special-fancy-artisan name. But it's still winter and I'm all out of creativity.
Add 1/2 tsp of salt (this is a big pan) or you can wait and see how it tastes. I love salt so I added salt to mine. Hubby does not like salt, I left his plain. The pepperoni has enough for him.
I also added a bit of cheese to the pepperoni batch but hubby doesn't care much for cheese...
Bake for 30 minutes at 350F. Stir a few times to make sure they're browning nicely, and that nothing is smoking. :) The skins come off and get crispy, that's okay. I thought they were super delicious and was glad when the kids kept leaving them behind. Mmmm.
This is mine. I have to say, I feel a lot more cheerful. It must be the broccoli and pea soup. Oh, and maybe the crispy-cheesy-pepperoni potaoes.
All in all, I think I'm ready to start Lent without too much whining. Maybe I'll give up those cake sites.... Nah.