Thursday, April 29, 2010

Brussells sprouts?!

I don't know what came over me tonight at the grocery store.  I have never in my life had brussells sprouts.  Every now and then I see them and wonder what they taste like, but then I always think about how they are the default comparison to something horribly gross.  But tonight was the night.  Tonight I decided to buy some, cook them, and eat them.  So I did.  I made a nice little dinner of sesame teriyaki salmon and butter garlic rice with french bread.....and brussells sprouts.  I sauteed them in olive oil and used my grinder of garlic/cracked pepper/sea salt to throughly douse them and you know what?  It wasn't terrible.  Defininatly tasted a little cabbage-y, but I made it through.  It actually complimented the teriyaki very nicely. Cody thought I was crazy (I told him I didn't expect him to eat any at all) and Luke took one like and made a face, but I did it.  I ate brussells sprouts.  Cody actually fell asleep on the couch and didn't eat my dinner at all.  Now do you see why I hate cooking and rarely do it? 

And can I also talk about this wind we are having?  Oi.  It's HORRIBLE.  It was so bad that at nap time Luke's bedroom door was rattling so loudly I had to crack it open.  And all the windows and outside doors were closed.  Oh man, speaking of nap time.  Dude wouldn't sleep at all.  This morning he actually let me sit and rock him for a long time, and I think he dozed off.  And we've talked before about if Luke drifts off for even a moment before nap time he won't go down.  After two hours I finally had to stay in there with him to prevent any more toys from leaving the shelf.  His bed is low enough that I'm able to sit on the floor and still rest my head on his pillow next to his head while my arm is lovingly cuddling him/holding him down.  It took all of 4 minutes for him to conk out.  But the little man wasn't out for long.  He only slept for an hour as opposed to 2-3.  I put him to bed early tonight.....we'll see how he does tomorrow. 


Liam's Mom said...

Good for you. Really high heat, wok or pan, regular olive oil, sliced clove of garlic, halved fresh sprouts, toss 'em in, dash of balsamic vinegar, stir fry until caramelized. Toss in salt, pepper, maybe almonds. That's what converted 2 grown ups in this house. Did you know boiling them brings out the bitterness of all cabbages?

That wind sounds really bad. I have friends in El Paso complaining about 70mph winds.

Lucy Marie said...

I'm glad you tried brussel sprouts. They are actually one of my favorite veggies. I love them!