THIS WEEK’S SUPPER INGREDIENTS:
Old Bay Seasoning
Snap peas are a favorite of mine to grow in my garden. My children love to eat them off of their trellis and they are one of the first crops out of my garden. Snap peas are the perfect crop to get your kids excited about growing and harvesting their own garden. Each year my kids have their own garden box that always contains snap peas and radishes. The quick reward of a speedy grow time and the fun involved in finding the hiding pods amongst the tendrils really brings huge smiles to their faces. They rush out the back deck and into the yard with empty buckets and return feeling successful and encouraged for more! Another added benefit to snap peas is that the more you grow the longer it takes for the kids to remove the strings therefore buying you another 30 minutes of much needed parent peace!
Pea tendrils are a great addition to any stir fry, salad, slaw, or just a fresh component to your dish. They have a light delicate pea flavor and don’t require any cooking but can withstand a short stint in the wok. Planting a few extra peas in your garden that are dedicated to eating the tendrils is a great way to get more spring green goodness in your diet. This also works well for all of you gardeners where the heat gets too intense quickly to allow for the pea pods to mature. They should be sweet and light in pea flavor if you notice them getting bitter the tendrils are past their harvest point and its best to let them form pods.
Before moving to Maryland I had never tasted Old Bay seasoning and whoa was I missing out! Commonly thought to be reserved for only seafood, like the beautiful Maryland crabs, Old Bay is a really great savory seasoning for any thing your heart desires! Sprinkled on popcorn or added to my favorite crab omelette I could seriously indulge in Old Bay everyday! (BTW this is definitely not sponsored I just really like it).
I hope you check back on Tuesday to see what I have created for my supper and as always, I would love to see what you have made so “SnapYourSupper” and be sure to use the hashtag #snapyoursupper!