Friday, February 3, 2012

Mom - We Ate our Veggies!

BRUSSEL SPROUTS!
Steve has been telling us all for years how much he hates brussel sprouts. About a week ago we got a bag full of big brussel sprouts from Bountiful Baskets. So here was our chance to try them. None of the rest of us has ever had them. It had been a long time for Steve...

My friend Corine and her family love them. She suggested I boil them for a few minutes and then saute them with a little bacon.

Even bacon could not help our family like the brussel sprouts. I personally found the lead up to eating them hilarious. All the kids were convinced they would probably throw up. That it would be the most disgusting thing ever. So we took a picture of us all eating them...

I promise Steve was chewing - he even ate 2. But he still doesn't like them.

Seth made it through one bite.

Rhianna ate her piece very grudgingly.

Rand put on a brave face and a smile and at first said he liked it...by the end of his one piece he had changed his mind.

And my take on it? I had 3 pieces. The bitterness reminded me of other German type tastes I had growing up (cabbages). I thought they were fine and tolerable, but I didn't think I wanted to eat too much. Unlike other veggies that I could keep going on (CORN! peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers etc) a few was enough. But we tried them. And next time we will probably give them to the Neumillers.

6 comments:

Valerie said...

You should try roasting them next time. You can ask Maria how she does it, but we all like them that way.

mkt said...

I agree - roasting gets rid of the bitterness. Just cut them in half and toss them with a little olive oil and salt and pepper and spread them on a baking sheet... roast at 375 until they are nice and brown - YUM!

Tiana said...

We like them steamed, little salt, sometimes a little butter. They are one of Christopher's favorite veggies. It's an edible ball!

MOM said...

Rich hated them but when we got some last time we enjoyed them a lot and I hadn't had them in over 40 years. We just ate them with a little butter on top. Great job for trying them. Carol

Maria said...

Mmmm...I love me some b sprouts. Next time try the roasting and see if it is better for you.

Steve said...

What you all don't realize is there won't be a next time. It is hard for me to believe that roasting can change the texture and flavor enough so that I would like them.