Brussels Sprouts! Yikes!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.
The verdict? Not terrible. Not delicious either, but not terrible. And the balsamic vinegar reduction was good enough to pour on just about anything. Definitely made these babies mo'betta!
The kids didn't eat them, but did give them a try (except for Mr. Three of course). The hubs ate them, which was very surprising, and said they were "okay". But it was an okay as in 'not bad'; not okay as in it 'kinda sucks'. I think.
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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