Some time ago, back in April actually, I bought a 1kg bag of frozen peas for 50p from Asda. In my haste to snaffle a bargain, I didn't notice the word 'Mushy' on the front and thought I could use them as normal, a handfull added to a pan of steamed veg, or a stew. I turned them over and read the instructions on the back of the bag. It says they need to be simmered for 30 minutes, oh bother. I'm hardly going to cook a few peas for that length of time, when the rest of the meal only takes ten minutes. So, what to do with 1kg of peas.
I know, put the whole lot in a big pan and cook them for the recommended time, add a couple of chopped onions, and some herbs and spices for flavour. Then zap them with the stick blender, and there we have it, a have a massive amount of pea soup. Well, it's a bit thicker than soup actually. It is more like the consistency of wallpaper paste.