My family eats peas.

And we love them!

We put frozen (yes, frozen) peas on many, many meals: homemade mac ‘n’ cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, soups, quesadillas, casseroles, mashed potatoes, etc.  We even eat them straight as a snack.

So, silly as it seems, when guests come for dinner and take a pass on the little green guys, we are usually bewildered.

“Don’t you love peas?”

Typically, our guests will smile and say, “No.”

Why is this funny?

Our daughter will then ask for an extra helping of peas… because she feels bad for them.

Ah, vegetable compassion.  I’m okay with that.