Summer is officially here and it was about time, wasn't it? I don't know about you, but I do like the warmer and sunny days, especially after all the rain of this spring.
The season brings also a fresh crop of delicious peas. I was lucky enough to get a beautiful yield from my mom’s garden, but I got to peel it only late in the night after a long day away and was simply too tired for any pictures. Just get it done, you know.
Fresh peas are amazing. Sweet and tender, they are delicious on their own. But, the crop does not last long and they do keep extremely well in the freezer, so I just stored most of it right away.
Peas are also very versatile. You can put them in a sauce, as I did, or add them to a stir-fry, or add them to your mashed potatoes, or even to a soup.
I decided to combine them with chicken and bacon for a delicious lunch. Don’t believe me? Try this easy Chicken with Peas and Bacon in Creamy Sauce recipe and add a side of plain rice. I guarantee you’ll love it!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 616.86 Total Fat: 39.42g Saturated Fat: 10.61g Sodium: 964.1mg Carbohydrates: 20.55g Fiber: 4.82g Sugar: 8.43g Protein: 43.49g