Friday, December 28, 2007

Brussel Sprout Update

The good news is that Christmas Day came and went. We had our 'way too big' turkey, hell there are only two of us, and by my calculation this monster meant that Jan and I had about 10lbs of turkey each!

My treat though was Brussel Sprouts. On Christmas eve I got off work early and headed straight to Safeway (my local Megamart) in search of these little delicacies. On a previous foray I had noted there exact location in the freezer department. You can imagine my shock and horror when I discovered that someone had bought every last package or them! My first thought was that Jan was responsible, she had snuck in and bought them all!

To say I was disappointed does not cover it, I was devastated. I had set my heart on Brussel Sprouts!

All was not lost though. I checked out the fresh produce, and whoopie, they has the wonderful little critters! And lets face it, fresh is better than frozen everytime.

They were delicious!


Bruce A. Bateman said...

Ahhhhhh, de Brussel Sprout, dripping with a savory butrter sauce.

Not too many of them out here in paradise. Frozen is our only option.

We grow a large variety of exotic fruits and vegetables, (some of which you have heard of and some probably not) right here in our yard. Want a mango? Walk outside and pick it off the tree. A bananna?(6 varieties). Papaya, coconut, guava etc etc.

We grow okra, which turns into TREES out here...well okay, very large bushes.

But sadly, not a brussel sprout in sight.

bigsoxfan said...

My dad tried to grow brussel sprouts in our garden in Maine. A Raccon tried to make meals out of them and he borrowed a friends .22, patiently waited until dusk, and popped a cap on the little sucker. I hope you and Jan don't escalate your war to that point.

Take Bruce's advice and visit Saipan, Just bring your own sprouts.