Mid Month Update

Here it is, weeks after my last update, and I come to you with recipes and small updates that are going to be fun, minus the lack of pictures.

Eric has decided that, besides exercising, he is interested in altering his diet to include more healthy things. Yay! Good thing he has a girlfriend who loves to cook vegetables! We went to Wegmans, where he bought what I told him to. πŸ™‚ This mostly included veggies and pantry staples like reduced sodium salt (how do they do that?), Boca Burgers and dried basil.

Among our veggies, the BF surprisingly requested brussel sprouts. It’s funny, I don’t recall ever being made to eat these when I was a kid, but I hear that kids supposedly do not like them in general. Interesting. I found a very basic recipe for roasted brussel sprouts in The Joy of Cooking (my hands down standby for basic recipes). Here’s how I remember it:

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts
olive oil

1)Wash sprouts. Trim the bottoms off sprouts, leaving the leaves attached to each other. Just cut off the brownish tough bit. Then slice in half from top to bottom.
2) Boil sprouts in salted water until just tender. Drain and return to the empty (and hopefully still hot/warm) pot you boiled them in. This should help more of the moisture evaporate.
3) Toss the sprouts with a glug of good olive oil, a little salt and a little pepper.
4) Place the sprouts cut side down on a baking sheet and roast in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until sprouts begin to look brown and caramelized.

THESE WERE AWESOME. We ate them with Boca Burgers, which were also awesome. Someone likes his soy products…!

That’s been the only really exciting food that I can recall a recipe for, other than the random smoothie concoction that we tested out on Eric’s new Kitchen Aid Blender. Oh yes, the man is interested in acquiring kitchen gear. And he has the good sense to listen to his kitchen gear obsessed girlfriend. πŸ˜‰

Finally, the only other fun kitchen related news is that I decided to try out some of Ikea’s ceramic bakeware. It’s so cute! And 4.50 for two small baking dishes ain’t bad. I got a small oval baking dish, a small rectangular baking dish (well suited for a small lasagna or casserole), and a ceramic tart pan. SO CUTE. Nice sizes too, since I really only cook for 1 or 2 people mostly.

More updates soon. I promise I will be a better blogger!


2 Responses to “Mid Month Update”

  1. Heather Says:

    glad to see ya back on the blogosphere πŸ˜‰

  2. Heather Says:

    glad to see ya back on the blogosphere πŸ˜‰

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