So when I saw this recipe at Disney Family Food for Sweet Pea Mash I decided to give it a try. I thought perhaps I could convince them that they were spooky Halloween mashed potatoes.
And they had a little bacon and a little sour cream in them so I thought they might actually be tasty.
So I drug out the ole food processor.
I love my food processor but it's big and bulky and my kitchen is tiny with minimal storage so the Cuisinart spends it's time sitting forlornly on a shelf in the garage waiting to be used to create some grand food masterpiece. And since I don't tend to whip out very many (um, any) grand food masterpieces it spends most of it's time gathering dust.
I cooked the peas. I cooked the bacon. I dumped it all into the food processor with the sour cream and some spices and I pulsed and I pulsed until I got this....
And yes, it was just as disgusting as it looks.
The texture was very course and grainy. Even with the bacon and sour cream these had zero flavor. And I never thought I would ever say that about any recipe that containd bacon and sour cream.
And even with lots of "Oooh! Look! It's the same color as Frankenstein! These are Halloween Mashers! Yum!" the kids knew better and would not touch them.
Heck. Even my husband who will eat anything I put in front of him would not touch these. And I could only get down two very small bites before I officially declared these as inedible.
The only upside - the next time I feed them regular peas they won't seem quite so bad!