So today, to celebrate life, I thought I'd share some humor over…
I love them. But they are a vegetable most hated in the Tippens household. In fact, the only thing more hated is celery. I love that, too. I guess I'm an anomaly.
I may be an anomaly, but I'm also persistent. I've been determined that if my family will just TRY Brussels sprouts, they'll grow to love them. :) Especially if they're fresh and cooked in some yummy way.
So after watching what looked to be a delicious recipe on the Food Network, I bought a bag at the grocery store. I smiled as I tucked them in the fridge. I would have VICTORY this time and prove them all wrong!
The next morning, I opened the refrigerator and found this…
Yes, my husband is a real comedian. :) :)
So I finally gave up on the marvelous recipe (which included BACON, by the way, so it was THEIR LOSS). And then I decided for a different method.
I decided to hide the sprouts among other vegetables and roasted them (rubs hands together evilly).
I chopped/sliced this locally grown special kind of sweet potato (I'm sorry I can't remember the name of it), and zucchini, and portobello mushrooms...
And added sliced Baby Dutch yellow potatoes. I mean, who would notice a tiny green martian head (what we called them sometimes as kids) mixed in with fancy potatoes??
I coated it all with olive oil, sprinkled with seasoning salt and roasted at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
I gave it a stir to do my best camouflage job and served. And immediately heard, "Is this those Brussels sprouts??!!"
Well, I guess a mom/wife can't be sneaky enough to hide them. They have a pretty distinctive look. Oh, well. At least one person in this family has good taste! :)
Do you like martian heads?