I hope everyone had a festive St. Patrick’s Day yesterday. We were a little bit low-key this year—last year I had fun making a completely green plate of food for my kids to eat for supper—it was all peas and broccoli and green grapes, celery, and kiwi…it was really a green assault! They loved it, though.
This year, I toned it down a little. You just can’t repeat the same thing two years in a row with children (well, with mine, anyway.) I did still want to have a bunch of green on their plate, so I cooked an old Southern standby, Company Peas. Yes, those are peas that are suitable for company! :)
And they’re seriously easy.
What makes this a Southern recipe? I’m thinking the inclusion of butter and sugar. :) It’s hard to find a Deep South recipe that doesn’t include sugar in the vegetables. We like them sweet!
I used red onions because I think they’re pretty (and they turned my head at the store yesterday), but using Georgia Vidalia sweet onions would make this dish even more Southern.
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig
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To celebrate the April release of CUT TO THE CORPSE, Jenn is giving away an autographed copy of the book. All you have to do is visit the contest section on her web page (http://www.jennmckinlay.com/) and cast your vote for Team Nate or Team Dom. For those of you who read the first book in the series STUCK ON MURDER, you know that
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