It was one of those days that flew by and when I looked at the clock it was already dinner time. As a result I wanted to make something simple to eat, something along the lines of a protein and two-veg meal. We had some frozen minted peas (the only acceptable frozen vegetable in my opinion) and since I’m currently having a vegetarian love affair with the little greenies, they immediately jumped to the top of the dinner ingredient list. But I fancied something a little different than plain boiled peas, something with a little more flavour.
When I served these, my husband of course asked what was up with the peas. “Lemon and cheese,” I responded. He immediately broke out into giggles and questioned me.
“You’re kidding,” he said. “You did not just tell me you made cheesy peas!”
“And lemon,” I replied. “Don’t forget the lemon. Why?”
He laughed again and explained to me that a character on The Fast Show often referenced cheesy peas, citing them frequently in various situations (“You like Cheese!? You like Peas!? Then you’ll love Cheesy-Peas!!”)
I punched him in the face and told him to eat his vegetables.
Well, I told him to eat his vegetables anyway.
“Cheesy” Peas with Lemon
- Boil the peas until cooked and drain. Mix with lemon juice and cheese. Serve hot with, well, pretty much anything.