Pea Salad

Monica and I became internet friends a little over four years ago (oh my has it been that long!) when she visited another blog I had and basically jumped in to defend me against some Internet trolls. We have kept up with each other ever since. I have no doubt that if we met in person we could sit down, have a cup of tea and spend hours talking! She is definitely a kindred spirit and I’m very thankful that we have become friends as unconventional as our friendship may be! For now though sit back and get ready to be wowed by Monica’s grandmother’s simple, yet scrumptious looking pea salad!

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Pea Salad

Every year when my family gets together for Thanksgiving we pay homage to our late grandmothers by making a dish that was ever present at their holiday tables. My Granny Mary’s dish is Tomato Aspic (not exactly my favorite thing to eat in the world. It can be described as tomato jello). My Grandma Edith’s dish is Pea Salad.

Pea Salad may sound like it is not very appetizing on the surface. However, it is very delicious! It is a very quick and easy recipe and is great for potlucks because, since it is a salad, it is served cold. It is also one of those dishes that tastes even better the next day.

So, without further adieu, I present Grandma Edith’s Pea Salad.

2 cans of peas, drained
1 cup of shredded cheese
1 cup of shredded carrots
1/4th cup of chopped onion
1/2 cup miracle whip
1/2 cup of mayonnaise

Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl. Eat and enjoy.

Easy peasy, right? I’m all about fast and easy. As for the Miracle Whip, I am not a fan of it. I hate the taste of it on sandwiches. However, I have never tried this salad without it. I suppose if you wanted to you could go with a cup of mayo instead. Unlike Dianne, I am not one to veer too far from the recipe. I’m just not very confident in my cooking skillz. (Dianne Note: I do tend to veer a lot don’t I??!? ;oP)

Hope you enjoy it! It certainly is a big hit in my family.

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