Peas - Green

Like a lot of little kids, I hated green peas growing up. In fact, I remember in 2nd grade we had a garter snack in our classroom for a pet. We used to get our lunch from the lunchroom and bring it back to our room and eat at our desks. On the days they served green peas that poor snake had a MOUND of green peas in the corner of his cage. It's a wonder we didn't kill the poor thing.

I can tell you EXACTLY when I started liking green peas, which is pretty weird I think!  Anyway, when I was 16 I went to visit some family friends in Utah (we lived in Idaho). They had been up to visit and I went back with them in their camper. Now, my parents taught me that when we were eating at someone else's house, you always HAD to eat at least a small bite of whatever they were serving. This is important to know for what happens next. Mrs. Gurule was fixing dinner and what was the meal? A one meal dish of ground beef, onions, and GREEN PEAS. That was the MEAL as best I remember. What to do? Take a decent helping and thank God my parents had trained me to eat what I didn't like.

But what should happen? I took a bite - and LOVED it! I couldn't believe it. And from that moment on I have liked green peas fixed anyway I get them. Go figure!

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