We had company over for the first time post-baby two weeks ago. Prior to baby, I thought spending time at home with one small, portable child who naps on and off all day would mean I’d have lots of time to menu plan and cook and get real fancy. I had big plans for this blog, for instance.
Clearly, I didn’t spend any time with any children before abruptly shifting into 24/7, all baby, all the time, mode. So what made it to the table for company was a reliable friend: chicken and this simple, deceptively good salad.
Arugula and Mint Pea Salad
- 2 cups fresh peas
- 1 bunch mint, torn
- good handful of parmesan
- juice from one lemon
- a bit of lemon zest
- olive oil
- salt, pepper
- If using fresh peas (which are awesome), bring a pot of water to boil and very quickly pass the peas through – about 1 minute. You can also use canned or thawed frozen peas.
- Whisk dressing together.
- Combine all ingredients together and toss with dressing; top with parmesan.
This is an old reliable for good reason. Simple, easy, and super delicious. Definitely enough to impress post-baby company.
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I say this as the childfree friend who loves to visit my friends with kids: ask your friends to bring food over. We brought over a big spread of charcuterie and cheeses after one one of our couple’s friends’ first kid was born and it was lovely and just what they wanted, and it was a totally chill way to hang out and still give them some adult time while tending to the baby.
the friends who have brought over food post-baby are now my BEST friends. kudos to you for being that person!!
Yeah I’d def come over for this.
well consider your veggie little self invited.
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