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I am so thrilled to see so many new faces. Thank you so much for coming by each week to link your great ideas, awesome projects and fabulous recipes!  You make this a super fun party!   Busy Monday hit a new record last week with 223 links!  In honor of that milestone we have a couple more features than usual — check them out! 

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Featured from last week:  Made in a Day — DIY Tassel Key Chain ~ Anthropologie     Sweet 2 Eat Baking — apple and Blackberry Gallette  Joyful Daisy – Knockoff MacKenzie Childs Bird Feeder   Bakewell Junction – Chocolate Zucchini Quickbread  Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo — Hand Painted Flower Tutorial and Refurbished Hutch Reveal   My Frugal Adventures — How to Make a Cornhole Game   Your Healthy Place — You know your stress button.  What’s your de-stress button?    Before the Clock Strikes Midnight — Top 10 Tricks and Tips to Survive No Air Conditioning   Cooking on the Front Burner — Turtle Cheesecake Pie

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A Dozen Awesome Summer Fun Recipes for Kids

Awesome Summer fun Recipes for kids -o- A Pinch of Joy
Awesome Summer fun Recipes for kids -o- A Pinch of Joy

Magic Foaming Treasure Stars  
Galaxy Slime

Giant Bubble Recipe
DIY Bathtub Crayons
Kids Homemade Chalk
How to Make Homemade Puffy Paint
Ivory Soap Experiment
How to Make a Bouncy Ball
Sticky Sand Dough
Bubble Painting
Painted Salt Sculptures

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Basic Creamed Peas

Basic Creamed Peas -- A Pinch of Joy
Basic Creamed Peas -- A Pinch of Joy

Creamed peas are good on their own but  they are also very versatile.  You can dress them up with onions, mushrooms or small new potatoes.  Creamed peas are one of those traditional family dishes that are rarely given a thought.  Some families add to the basic sauce.  Things like a spoonful of sugar — or a dash of nutmeg, a bit of crushed garlic, a couple slices of crumbled bacon, some cheese.   Just one or two from the list to lift the dish from bland to memorable.  My own preference is butter — LOTS of it!    Creamed peas served over mashed potatoes are a traditional accompaniment to salmon patties – along with sweet coleslaw.     

The sauce is a basic white sauce.  Not only does it make a great sauce for creamed peas, but making a good white sauce is a basic and versatile cooking skill that will serve you well!    I like it thick for creamed peas, but you can add a bit more milk to make it thinner, if desired. Canned peas can also be used and the liquid substituted for an equal amount of milk.   I use the steam in a bag peas and only microwave them for half the time specified, then let them finish cooking in the sauce.  If using fresh peas, cook as usual before adding to the white sauce.  I use 2% milk because that is what I keep on hand, but any milk or light cream can be used.    

Basic Creamed Peas

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 2/3 cup

Basic Creamed Peas

A basic and versatile side dish! Serve as family comfort food or dressed up for company.

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook peas half the time specified on package directions. I use steam in package peas.
  2. Melt butter in medium skillet or saucepan.
  3. Add flour and stir until just blended with butter.
  4. Whisk in about ¾ cup of milk and then add remaining milk until desired consistency is reached. If you want a thinner white sauce, add more milk one or two tablespoons at a time
  5. Add peas and let simmer gently for about two minutes.
  6. Season to taste
  7. Options -- choose one
  8. Saute ½ cup very small whole onions in additional two tablespoons of butter and then add to creamed peas.
  9. Scrub 1 cup small (thumb sized) new potatoes. Do not peel. Cover with water and boil until they can be pierced easily with fork. Make creamed peas, but double the ingredients for the sauce. Mix together before serving.
  10. Serve over buttered mashed potatoes as a traditional accompaniment to salmon patties.
  11. Saute ½ cup mushrooms in 1 tablespoon butter and add to creamed peas before serving. Can substitute small jar of mushrooms for fresh sauted mushrooms.
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