Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This is a recipe for Pea Salad that I absolutely love to serve for Easter Dinner. It's a recipe I have found in my favorite Mennonite Cookbook, in a Company's Coming cookbook and in a number of other cookbooks that I have. Yes, I collect cookbooks - does this come as a surprise?

My favorite version is by my favorite cook, Lee Drummond (The Pioneer Woman Cooks). She is my inspiration and cooking hero, and although my blogs aren't as professional or lovely as hers, with as dynamic photos and excellent, humorous insights, I hope that one day I can grow up to be just like her :)


So here is her most excellent recipe for:

Pea Salad

·  1/3 cup Sour Cream
·  1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
·   Salt And Pepper
·  1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
·  4 cups Frozen Green Peas, almost totally thawed
·  8 slices Bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped
·  1/2 whole small red onion, halved and sliced very thin
·  6 ounces, weight Cheddar or American cheese, cut into small cubes
·  3 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley

  1. Mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and vinegar together to make the dressing. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Stir 2/3 of the dressing into the peas until the peas are coated. Gently stir in the bacon, onion, cheese, and parsley until all combined. Taste and adjust seasonings. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours before serving. (Pop the extra dressing in the fridge, too.)
  3. Remove from the fridge and stir in the rest of the dressing to your liking. Sprinkle with more parsley before serving.
So all you need now is a ham, potato salad or scalloped potatoes, a green salad and a lovely dessert like Crown Jewel Cake or Unbaked Cheesecake (aka Pineapple Dream) and you are all set for Easter dinner!


  1. That recipe is in the Betty Crocker cookbook also. I like to add lots of celery along with the onion so that salad has more crunch and I have never added bacon.

    I wanted to tell you that I have trouble reading your blog...the background is black and underlays everything. The contrast often isn't enough for easy reading. Like this now is green letter on a green transparent insert over black. Is that how you see it? or is that just how it shows up for me?

    1. Hi. Thanks for letting me know. I darkened the script and changed the background slightly and hopefully that will help. I am glad you're following my posts and want to thank you for your comment. I had no idea