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where do you fall

December 31, 2012

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On the eve of the New Year do you make resolutions or commitments for the coming year or is it just another night, another flip of the calendar to a new day?  I tend to make resolutions but this year I think I like the word commitment better.  To say that I resolve to try one new recipe every week doesn’t sound as strong to me as I commit to trying one new recipe every week.  I read food blogs every day; I have subscriptions to several monthly food magazines; I have a whole shelf full of cook books.  I have plenty of inspiration to draw from and this year I plan to try 52 new recipes.

One of my favorite vegetables is brussels sprouts.  Brussel sprouts are one of those foods that you either love or you hate, there is no middle ground.  I’m the only one in my family who’s on the “love them” side.  Although I’ll eat them prepared just about any way, my favorite is roasted with a sprinkle of sea salt.  I can eat them right out of the oven or right out of the refrigerator.  And those little leaves that fall off and roast up crisp, like little brussels sprout chips…….they’re the best.  So where do you fall, lover or hater of brussels sprouts (and did you know they’re spelled with an “s” on the end?)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

1/2 to 1 pound fresh brussels sprouts
1 to 2 tbsp olive oil, depending on how many brussels spouts you have
sea salt

Preheat oven to 400F.  Trim the bottom of the brussels sprout and remove a layer or two of the outer leaves.  Make a shallow “x” cut in the bottom of the sprouts and toss in a bowl with the olive oil.  Pour them on a sheet pan and roast for 30 – 35 minutes, until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.  Shake the pan once or twice while roasting so they brown all over.  Serve immediately or pop them into your mouth right from the refrigerator.

brussel sprouts

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2013 10:55 am

    I think your new commitment is an awesome one! And do you know, I happened to buy fresh brussel sprouts this weekend from the grocery store, and was thinking that I would need to look up a recipe for them! Happy New Year to you!

    • January 1, 2013 4:08 pm

      I hope you enjoy the brussels sprouts as much as I do.   Happy New Year!   

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