Tonight’s dinner came about because I had fresh peas that needed to be shelled and consumed.  I had picked them up a few days ago without a real plan for them – they just looked good.

Victor’s all-time favorite meal is meatloaf, mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, and peas.  I had the ingredients but thought a salisbury-type steak was in order instead of the meatloaf.  Much, much quicker, too.  I minced some onion, added it to the beef with garlic, salt, and pepper, and then grilled them.  I then simmered them in the gravy while doing the peas and potatoes.

Fresh peas are the best.  They don’t even remotely resemble their frozen cousins – and I actually like frozen peas.

And they do take time to shell.  Each pod has maybe 5 or 6 peas in it.  And it takes time to get them open and out.  It’s not difficult.  It just takes a bit of time.  But it is definitely worth the effort.

I boiled them in a bit of water and then drained them and added a bit of butter, salt, and pepper.

They didn’t need anything else.