With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought I’d share one of our family’s favorite recipes for Favorite Ingredient Friday (to participate or get more great recipes, please click on the banner above to go to OW’s blog). This recipe is one that my mother in love has made for my dh since he was a little guy…..I have her exact recipe, but I just can never make them taste as good as my mother in love (even in my opinion, they aren’t as good as her’s……I’m pretty sure it’s all in our heads, but it does keep us asking for her to make them :)) The recipe doesn’t necessarily have an official name, but we call them …..
D’s Special Peas
1/2 pound bacon, diced
2 tbsp. flour
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
1/2 bunch green onions, sliced (reserve green part)
1 pint half & half (the fat free half and half DOES NOT work in this recipe, just prepare to indulge!)
1 pound frozen PETITE peas (you can use regular frozen peas, but they just aren’t as good)
1 tbsp. butter
In 3 quart saucepan fry bacon until very crisp, being careful to not burn. Drain most of bacon grease off (leave approx. 1 tbsp). Saute mushrooms and white part of scallions until soft. Stir in flour. Whisk in 1/2 & 1/2 slowly to avoid lumps. Add salt & pepper to taste. Let simmer until thick and creamy, stirring often to keep from burning. Add peas, butter, and slced green tops from scallions. Let cook until everything is nice and hot.
If you make this and enjoy it as much as we do, please post a comment here 🙂