My version of BAM!

Name my Peas

Peas–not for breakfast anymore! (Photo credit: doolloop)

Yes, I know it is Monday and not Recipe day but on Saturday night I went to a dinner party and this was one of the side dishes and I just loved it, so I asked the hostess with the mostest to send it to me.

 Now be forewarned—it has more than the five requisite ingredients that I usually judge a recipe by ~ but salt, sugar, and pepper are not too exotic, nor are onions and peppers and peas. And who doesn’t love mayo and sour cream? Seriously, this is one good salad, and by adding the nuts you have then ramped it up a bit—adding the Emeril BAM! factor, along with the bacon. (Everything tastes better with bacon.)

 So, without further ado, here is the recipe:

Cold Pea Salad

4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled

3/4 cup sour cream

1/8 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 bag (20 oz.) of frozen sweet peas thawed and dried off

1/2 cup diced celery

1/3 cup of diced red onion or green onions

1/4 cup of diced green, red or yellow pepper

1/2 cup of cashews or pecan or walnut halves roughly broken


Cook the bacon, crumble and set aside.

Beat the sour cream with the mayonnaise to loosen it, adding the sugar, salt and pepper; set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, add the peas, celery, onions and peppers.

Add the sour cream mixture, toss, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, toss in the nuts.

Make this and tell me I am a genius for having shared it!

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Be More Of A Dog?

Seriously–you have to watch this video and reading Mifusa’s post wouldn’t hurt you either

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tiffany1Tiffany ~ age 5, American Bobtail

Eater of ribbons, warden of goldfish, loyal companion, chatterbox

This is our Tiffany, aka Tiffy, in all her splendor.  Truly she is not this big, but her coat is!  She is a joy in my life and has helped immensely with my sorrow in losing our 17 year old cat Chessie, with whom unfortunately Tiffy never really bonded when she was alive.  But alas, that’s not what my post is about today.

You see, I awoke this morning, knowing I wanted to write, but unable to put into words how I’ve been feeling lately.  I’ve been having some hard knocks recently and just haven’t been able to get my mojo back.  It’s like I’m going through a time warped transition and it’s been very difficult on all fronts in my life and seemingly with everyone in my life.  The common factor is me so…

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