Monday, August 4, 2008

Cooking: Brussels Spouts

I will try anything once. I was always forced to do it as a kid, and it has served me well in my adult years. However, the only thing I was absolutely positive that would never be put on my plate was brussels sprouts. My step-father, who eats everything, HATED them. And if he hated them, then my mom never made them. (I hated pork chops, but had to eat them all the time.)

So I grew up thinking that brussels sprouts were the devil and bad children were allowed to eat nothing but brussels sprouts and they were disgustingly awful.

But, a few weeks ago, I had dinner with a blogging buddy, Diabolina. She RAVED about the brussels sprouts. At first my nose scrunched. And then I thought, "What the hell!" (Keep in mind, I've never actually eaten brussels sprouts at this point in my life... I've just heard their nasty stories.) These were prepared with bacon and really, everything with bacon is pretty awesome.

And they were F-A-N-TASTIC! Amazing. I have dreams about them.

So, just a few days ago, I'm strolling up the aisle at Farm Boy and spot some adorable little brussels sprouts. For reals, how cute are they!?

I found a roasted brussels sprouts and bacon recipe and went to town.

And it was easy and delicious and I will be making them much more regularly! Maybe even for my step-father... muahahahahaha!


Diabolina 3.1 said...

YAY! I love being part of peeps first experiences with certain foods. I introduced Mr. D to mango and my best childhood friend to cottage cheese.

I seriously hated brussel sprouts as a kid too. But anything drizzled with bacon is yum yum.


Anne K. in L.A. said...

I, too, was raised with the idea that I must try everything once before I can declare I do not like it. I have a tried Brussels Sprouts more than once and I can effectively conclude that I do not like them. I know bacon makes everything delicious, but I don't think it's enough to get me to eat Brussels Sprouts.

Victoria said...

thank you for your sweet comment and nice to meet u virtually :) i like your blog!