Archive for November 30th, 2011

November 30, 2011

Day 19

Brussels Sprouts

Never really thought much about Brussels sprouts. They have such a bad reputation that I guess my mother didn’t even try to serve them. And having escaped them in my youth, I wasn’t about to start up a middle-aged fling with an almost universally reviled vegetable. Besides, my husband assured me that they were an affront to nature.

But in the name of this experiment, I sliced a handful thinly and sauteed them with the remains of my (now not so) raw onion chutney. Simply delicious. And, wonder of wonders, my husband agreed.

Full disclosure: I may or may not have had a run-in with a Brussels sprout at Liquids and Solids, a great Lake Placid restaurant, after a large Manhattan. But I’ve decided any tastings obscured by a liquor-induced haze don’t count. (This includes venison, but I’ll save that story for another time.)