Updated: Nov 15, 2021
Growing up, my brothers and I hated peas. Especially those soft, yellowy ones with their skins coming off. Yuck.
But even though it was out of the question to eat them, peas weren’t totally useless. You could make pea rugs out of them.
The idea was to slide the peas, one at a time, onto the tines of your fork. Each tine would hold maybe six or eight peas. Once you loaded all four tines, you had a mass of solid peas — a pea rug.
If you were really good at this, you could build a perfect rug and then slide the whole thing off onto your plate without disturbing your creation. Add a little milk, it would float.