Okay, I admit it. There was a time, many years ago, that I didn't like brussels sprouts. Now I love them!
Someone who reads my blog regularly, posted on facebook recently that she had really tried to like brussels sprouts but just couldn't. I suspect her reason for not liking them is similar to my reasons years ago. I remember trying a new brussels sprouts recipe that I found decades ago. . . back when my sons were little. It was awful and I got ugly looks from my family at dinner that night. John and Michael were experts at poking their lower lip out when something didn't go there way. "Dad, do we really have to eat this stuff?" one of them asked. . . Notice how I was left out of that decision.
Years went by before I ever ventured into brussels sprouts territory again. I remember it well. I was in the produce section at Wegmans. I witnessed a woman filling a bag full of brussels sprouts. She saw my strange way of looking at her! "You don't like brussels sprouts?" she asked me.
"Uh, well, NO!" I sheepishly replied. "What do you do with them?"
She enthusiastically began telling me several ways to prepare them.
It was quite awhile after that when I decided to give them a try. When no one was looking, I did a search on the internet of brussels sprouts recipes. Now I buy a bag full of them myself!
There is my recipe I posted here recently, several posts down - or find it in the side bar under January 2014. Then there is the way I prepared them tonight:
Cut the bottom stem off, tear off any darkened leaves. Slice them into thin strips.
Saute in a hot frying pan for several minutes in a sauce of olive oil, fresh lime juice, and salt. When you put them on your plate, sprinkle lightly with parmesan cheese.
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