To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Oh, my heavenly BS!!!

No, not that BS....Brussel Sprouts! Let me first say that Brussel Sprouts have been my favorite vegetable since I was a's true. But I've always said the best way to eat them was simply butter, no nothing, just steamed and eaten naked (the sprouts, not me). Then, as often happens when you're looking for the one thing on the web, I happened across this website, Cookie and Kate, clicked on the tab for recipes, and while scrolling the list, I saw the recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries with Barley. "Really," thought I, "interesting combination...," and having just returned from the farmer's market with said sprouts, they begged me to make them in this way. Begged me! 

"Alas, my pretties, you'll have to sit tight 'til the morn because I have things I must do."

Forgive the quality of picture - it was still dark out.

Oh yes, I made them for breakfast, because I'm single, I'm a woman and I can. Ha! Now, for the 'oh, my heavenly BS', I nearly swooned when I took the first bite. The combination of sprouts, cranberries, oh, everything....all of these flavors combined are incredible. It's like a party in your mouth. It's like little bursts of flavor all over your tongue. It's like you should make some right now so you can share in the joy.

By the way, I toasted walnuts instead of pecans because that's what I had in the house. Delicious!

I'm going back for seconds now.


  1. This looks so good! I love brussel sprouts too. I usually just roast then with olive oil and sea salt.

    Brussel sprouts for breakfast is an inspiring idea. I'm sure my husband wouldn't appreciate me funking up the house with my veggies first thing in the morning though.

  2. Roasting the Brussels Sprouts is so much better than just about any way.

    Hubba loves the BS and so does his momma... so I think I'll be adding this one to our list when she comes for Thanksgiving. :-)

    Thank you for sharing it. :-)

  3. Danielle and Kathryn - I don't think I'll be steaming my BS anymore....I'm a convert!