A new book, Little Pea, has made it into the rotation. Little Pea has to eat his candy before he gets spinach for dessert. This book confuses my daughter because she eats her vegetables, especially Parmesan and Sun-Dried Tomato Peas. (I know, we’re lucky!) For us, it helps to add a bit of this or that in with the vegetables to make them more of a star instead of an afterthought. This is easier said than done when you don’t want to compromise the healthy part of the vegetable side, which means drenching the vegetables in cheesy goodness doesn’t count. Darn.
A vegetable side is usually the last thing I make as I prepare dinner, often it gets overlooked or is hastily made in the pre-dinner maelstrom. Fast and tasty is key and Parmesan and Sun-Dried Tomatoes has that covered. Cook the peas with a touch of butter and seasoning. Once warm, stir in sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, and pine nuts. Simple and delicious.
Parmesan and Sun-dried Tomato Peas compliments pasta, Baked Ziti, roast beef, and pork roasts. Or, stir it into pasta or creamy tortellini for a tasty and quick meal. This is a side my children will hap-pea-ily eat, no candy bribes necessary.