Wednesday, March 16, 2011
So in our house we have a nice big 2 lb bag of sugar snap peas. We love sugar snap peas, and it's both a blessing and a curse that they keep so long and hardy in the veggie drawer.
Here are the five stages of sugar snap peas.
Stage 1: Hooray! Sugar snap peas are back, good golly and joy to the world!
Stage 2: Yum, sugar snap peas, they sure are sweet. And snappy!
Stage 3: Goodness, look at all these snap peas. I'm thankful for the fiber.
Stage 4: Wow, sugar snap peas...again?
Stage 5: So, do you think we can plant these suckers outside?
Today's bento is a veggie and fruit garden on the left, with sugar snap peas as the flower stalks, yellow bell peppers as the flowers, a cheddar cheese butterfly and some grape "hyacinths" (...eh, it's a stretch.) It was inspired by my trip to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens this weekend with my husband and friends who are photography enthusiasts (...or in my case, amateur. E went to the zoo with her Nana.) On the right we have turkey & cheese "sushi" tortilla rollups, also with finely minced yellow bell peppers inside. E isn't hugely keen on bell peppers yet, but we are getting there.
Spring in the South!
Bento #174 - Sugar snap peas, yellow bell pepper, red grapes, turkey & cheese on a flour tortilla and salad dressing (not shown.)