Today I had the opportunity to stay home and catch up on some script reading and basic writing. I looked in the refrigerator and noticed that I had bought a bag of brussel sprouts.
Now, after all of the bad experiences I've seen other kids going through on movies and television shows, where brussel sprouts were "the enemy", I never wanted to try them. However, all of this changed when I was given a taste of some brussel sprouts one of my senior clients prepared. She just placed them in a skillet with olive oil and allowed them to get tender and they were AMAZING!
So, today, I decided to try my hand at preparing my own batch and boy did I LOVE my brussel sprouts!
1. I cleaned them really well.
2. Put them into a heated skillet with olive oil, garlic powder, a pinch of salt and some pepper over Medium Heat.
3. I let them cook a little with the olive oil before I put about a 1/4 cup of water in the pan and covered it to let them cook and steam.
4. I tested the brussel sprouts for tenderness and added another 1/4 cup of water and covered again.
After about 15 minutes or so, they were tender with a nice green color. The water should have evaporated and cooked away by this time. They are ready to eat!
My Lesson-Learned for Today: If it's LEGAL and SAFE, never be afraid to try something at least once. You can't say you don't like something if you have never tried it!