Life Tastes So Good

Exploring life one taste at a time.

Never Have I Ever.

on May 12, 2013

Tip of the Day: Don’t let your toddlers play with your ipad without a case. It never ends well. Ask my poor ipad and his hurt screen. Yup.

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Let’s be honest here, none of us have tried all foods ever made. Just isn’t going to happen. I mean you can visit many countries and try many foods but I doubt anyone in a life time can eat every kind of every food that has ever existed. With that in mind, when I married my husband we had what you could call a culture shock. My family is Mexican and Puerto Rican therefore I was raised on mostly Hispanic based foods. His family is more of a traditional American meal kind of family, nothing wrong with it, I just never had experience with it. Before my husband and I lived together I had never had a meatloaf, and honestly thought the idea of eating mean in the shape of a loaf of bread sounded weird as heck. In the essence of trying to be a good wife I decided to start cooking some meals I had never made before. Ever. Including my latest encounter with Brussels Sprouts.  I had never even noticed these little green dudes at the store before last week. I’ve heard of them but never took interest into eating them. The looked funny, why would I? Much to my surprise I enjoyed them quite a bit. They can be a tad bitter tasting but the recipe I used seemed to take the bitter taste out. I hope y’all enjoy learning about new foods as much as I do, even if its a very common food to some, to me its completely foreign (don’t worry I will post all my new food adventures as I have them).

Caramelized Onions & Bacon Brussels Sprouts

4 Slices of think cut bacon

1/4 cup of butter

1 medium onion chopped

1 teaspoon of packed brown sugar

1 1/2 Lbs of Brussels sprouts, trimmed, and halved lengthwise

Cook bacon in a nonstick skillet until crispy, once fully cooked set side to cool. When cool chop bacon coarsely.

In same skillet, with the bacon grease, add the butter and add the onions and sugar. Stirring occasionally, cook until onions are tender.

While the onions are caramelizing, place the Brussels sprouts in saucepan, add enough water to cover all the Brussels sprouts. Bring water to a boil, cover the boiling water with a tight lid and reduce heat to low. Cook until tender, typically about 10 minutes..

Once Brussels sprouts are tender drain excess water and add Brussels sprouts to the caramelized onions, stir until all the Brussels sprouts are well incorporated into the onions. Keep heat on medium to low and continue to stir. Add the chopped bacon and remove pan from heat. Stir to insure bacon is mixed in with all the Brussels sprouts. Serve enjoy!

Adapted from: Land O’Lakes Caramelized Onion Bacon Brussels Sprouts.

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