Tucker's Pea and Bacon Palooza
by Keleigh May on June 8th, 2015

Tucker's Pea and Bacon Palooza
  • 1 bag organic frozen peas
  • 1 carton of chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4-6 pieces of cooked bacon
  • 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese (cream cheese can be substituted)
  • salt and pepper
  • garnish with parmesan cheese  
Directions:
 
In a stock pot combine frozen peas, chicken broth, butter and whole clove of garlic. Stir and cook over medium heat until peas are tender about 15-20 minutes. 

 
Once peas have cooked, drain off chicken broth and place peas in a blender or food processor. Add salt, pepper and mascarpone cheese and blend until smooth. 
Once peas are smooth, add cooked bacon. Gently pulse for a few seconds (you want some chunks of bacon). Transfer to a serving dish. 
Top with parmesan cheese. Serve warm. 

Cooking With Tucker

Tucker informed me that there were no kid's shows about cooking, so he decided to change that. As I have previously said, once a month Tucker is given 100% control over our dinner, meaning he has to pick out, create and cook our dinner. This month's incredible idea was Mashed Bacon and Peas. Ya'll know I hate vegetables, as a matter of fact I don't believe I have ever eaten a pea voluntary, ever. I ate 2 bowls of Tucker's mashed peas. Tucker was inspired by a game called Yummiloo, an App created by Traci Paige Johnson, who I met at the WOW Summit last fall.  She is also the voice behind Blue's Clue's, among other shows.  The app is a this food-based educational game,where kids learn the basics of food identification and nutritional curriculum through fun and dynamic gameplay. Tucker loved the Pea character so much from the app, that he wanted to make something with peas. Thanks to Yummiloo, children everywhere are discovering that where there's a meal, there's a way!

Traci Paige Johnson and Myself

​Some exciting news is that they a Yummiloo TV Show is in the works! The creators of Yummiloo decided to seek funding from fans through Kickstarter because it is not only the fastest way to bring you Yummiloo the series, but also the best way to speak directly to their audience and to preserve the artistic vision. ​Good news is they are close to their goal!  Every little bit helps and tomorrow is the deadline, so please visit the Kickstarter page if your interested in supporting this project.

Meet the Yum-Yums!

Photo courtesy of yummico


Posted in Dinner, Gluten-Free, Healthful Hints, Just for Kids!, Pickey Eater Friendly, Sides    Tagged with no tags


2 Comments

Chelsea - June 8th, 2015 at 2:06 PM
SO cute! he's so adorable it's not even funny!
Keleigh May - June 9th, 2015 at 8:59 PM
Thanks Chelsea! He is a future Food Network Star for sure ;)
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