Talk about prosaic!
My buds are off to Atlanta, schmoozing and partying at RWA 2013 and what am I doing?
Writing about brussel sprouts.
DO NOT MOCK ME. It's really not nice to do because maybe my brussel sprouts are every bit as good as a writers' conference... great restaurants... Atlanta, a city ripe with history and great baseball... and my buds are there, Seekervillagers, gathering. Toasting. Laughing. (Note that my attempts at self-comfort are LAME.... )
But here's the thing: Grilled Brussels are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
I'm not kiddin' youse, I'm not joshin', I'm 100% sincere! (Bear in mind I won sales awards in my day, therefore taking anything I say with a grain of salt is highly recommended.)
I started with some infused olive oil I bought at one of those cute olive oil/vinegar shops that our mothers would have laughed at...
But regular olive oil would be fine and dandy!
Then I sprinkled one of Dave's favorite seasonings, heavy on black pepper....
and grilled over medium-high heat, rolling them around every couple of minutes.
I did discover that if they're BIG sprouts, they take longer. I like them a little better done, and this batch had sprouts-on-steroids, you know MUSCLE-BOUND BRUSSEL SPROUTS, so I should have given them a little longer.
I didn't because I was so starving to death! (melodramatic, par for the course around here).... And here's a pic of our picket fence project, aka: how to keep teenage girls busy and creative in July!!!!
And behind the house, back in the hollow, is a room..... Peeks at the new family room courtesy of Bob Dean Remodeling, #SO EXCITED!!!!
First, here is what is left of the laundry room:
Talk about rustic appeal, right???? :)
This old window is staying forever because I love it:
The side windows open as "doors", swinging back. This used to be a kitchen window in this 159 year-old house!
So that wall-papered and boarded up wall is the new entry into the family room.... And here is the room with walls, windows, roof, insulation, beams... Do you love those prairie windows???? I do!
And this is 'Lijah, cooking:
So the construction zone continues, but SO EXCITING!!!!!
Dancing in upstate!