Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Pea Salad in a Hurry

Two of us went to the grocery and we, collectively and individually, forgot to get the lettuce.  It's been in the eighties here--WE WANT COLD SALAD!

And, you know, golly-gosh forbid that we should make a special trip to get some. Them mules will only hitch up to the buckboard a certain number of times a week. Them mules is unionized.

ANYWAY, I had some canned peas, and I had some old church recipe books, and I had my imagination, so I made this salad. If you don't eat meat, or specifically don't eat pork, leave the bacon bits out or substitute fake ones made from turkey or chemistry or something.
I was supposed to use frozen peas and cubes of cheddar cheese, but I had canned peas and Velveeta, so I went full-bore '50s Midwestern on it's ass. Peas, cubed cheese, bacon bits, onion powder, and Ranch dressing. I think it would have been even better with chopped hard-boiled egg, but I was in a hurry.

We both liked it, and it hit the spot that wanted some cold salad in it.

Today is grocery day, and what do you bet we remember the lettuce?

Today is also the last Tuesday of May, so it's the last Tuesday this year I'll write and post a free short story at my blog. Today's is "The Dessert that Failed".

Marian Allen, Author Lady
Fantasies, mysteries, comedies, recipes


Cerebrations.biz said...

Wait one minute! If you melted Velveeta, then that salad was WARM! My salads are replete with greens, peppers, cukes, tomatoes, carrots, shredded cheese, and eggs. And, COLD!

Marian Allen said...

I didn't melt the Velveeta: I cut it into cubes. I do like hot salads, but not in the summer. Hot German potato salad, hot chicken salad, hot pasta salad.... But this was nice and cold. And I would be on that salad of yours like a duck on a June bug! Sounds delicious!