Wow. It’s a new year. 2012…sounds like something from a science fiction movie – yet here we are. I truly can’t believe it! Not only is it a new year, but Christmas break is over and my kids are back at school. Time to get back into a routine…one that really needs to include the gym and
starvation healthy eating! So how did I start off my new year?! Not with black eyed peas…sorry Dad. (It’s a tradition with my parents to have black eyes on New Year’s.) Supposed to bring luck for the new year…it brings on my gag reflex. Nope, I decided to try a new veggie…one you have NEVER seen on Mo’Betta before. This is a first – first time buying, first time trying and definitely first time cooking.
I know, I can’t believe it either. Nor could the rest of my family when I put them on the table. They were all “what’s that?” “ewww, gross!” “I don’t like brussel sprouts” (b/c kids always know when they don’t like something, even before they try it.)
First let me say…if you are not a vegetable fan (which, sadly, I am not) you should ONE – roast your veggies and TWO – pour a balsamic vinegar reduction all over them. Makes pretty much anything edible.
A couple of food bloggers out there, much healthier than I, have blogged about the cute little brussels sprouts. (They look like mini cabbages, and kind of smell that way too.) And my interest was peaked. I knew I should try this little veggie. Maybe it was delicious. However, since my mom stated she was not crazy about brussels and she LOVES vegetables, I knew the chances of me falling in love with the sprouts was pretty slim. But – I was not discouraged. Especially after seeing this post from Pioneer Woman. She made these veggies look and sound delish. I bought a bag from Sam’s club and cooked those babies up.
Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
slightly adapted from Pioneer Woman
**I made a third of this recipe. Just 1 pound of brussels was a plenty for us 😉 I think I have found a new New Year’s tradition for us…we must try a brand new vegetable. Hopefully that will encourage us to try lots of other veggies throughout the year!
So what do you think? Yes or No to the brussels?
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