Well, I’m starting to get caught up from last week. I almost had decided to just post a statement that the blogger was out for a few days, but I’m just too darn stubborn. Those empty spots on the calendar would have driven me crazy and I just wouldn’t have been able to stop thinking about them. I’m glad I actually did projects and got some pictures or I’d REALLY have a lot of work to do.
If I was doing this in real time, today would be the day that Kennedy comes home from the hospital. It didn’t happen until about 9:00 at night but you can imagine all the excitement and commotion. Both dogs were anxious to meet their new “sibling” and welcomed her in a very noisy way. She had to be introduced to her new nursery and get a look at the house in general. And then, of course, there was a lot of feeding to do. It’s amazing how one little baby can keep four adults so busy.
I spent most of the day working and trying to stay caught up a little, so I had the opportunity to do a little cooking as well. My project for the day was pretty simple, but good. I knew this wouldn’t appeal to everyone but I thought it sounded good and since I was pretty much the only one around it worked.
The recipe is for Garlic Brussels Sprouts. I found the recipe at a site called The Cooking Photographer. Here is the link: http://www.thecookingphotographer.com/2010/12/oven-roasted-garlic-brussels-sprouts.html. There are lots of beautiful pictures of food, making me think once again that I need to upgrade my camera equipment.
Brussels sprouts are one of those vegetables that kind of have a bad name. I remember my mom making them when I was a child. They were always boiled and had a bad cabbage smell. My dad ate them with vinegar and none of the kids ever wanted anything to do with them. As I got older I’ve had a few that didn’t seem so bad, which inspired me to try this recipe. As I’ve mentioned before, anything with garlic is usually alright with me.
I followed the recipe and mixed these guys up. Then I put them in the oven for about 50 minutes and enjoyed the garlicky smell as they roasted. They turned a lovely light brown and smelled delicious when they were finished.
As I expected, I couldn’t get John or Jay to touch them but Jordan and I both thought they were good. I think it’s just one of those things that you have to acquire a taste for. I would definitely make them again – they look, taste and smell good. I just have to choose my audience carefully!
I just wanted to add one final picture of the crib. You can see the beautiful blanket that my crafty friend Liz made for the baby shower a few weeks ago. I’m so jealous – I never learned to crochet so I couldn’t even think about doing this. It sure is beautiful and has “place of pride” in the nursery!