I typically limit my Brussels sprouts preparation to tossing the sprouts in olive oil, salt and pepper before roasting them.
When I saw that this week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient was garlic, I knew I wanted to use garlic in my next Brussels sprouts dish.
To begin, I chopped up the Brussels sprouts, getting rid of dingy leaves and the hard bottoms.
I then tossed the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper before roasting them at 400 degrees for 13 minutes on one side.
I then flipped the sprouts and roasted them for another five minutes on the other side until they were soft, but slightly crispy on the outside.
This recipe was fan-flippin-tastic. I loved the added oomph of flavor from the garlic and balsamic vinegar. Delish!
Though the Brussels sprouts were the highlight of my meal, I also enjoyed a salmon burger on a whole wheat Arnold sandwich thin with cucumber and plum tomato slices and a dill dijonaise sauce made with light Miracle Whip, dijon mustard and dill. Great dinner!
Balsamic and Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- 1.25 lbs. Brussels sprouts (roughly 5 c. chopped)
- 1.5 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp. minced garlic
- salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Chop Brussels spouts, removing hard ends and wilted leaves. Combine all ingredients, tossing to coat the Brussels sprouts in the mixture. Spread on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 13 minutes before flipping the Brussels sprouts and baking for an additional 5 minutes.
Is .wordpress.com a Big Deal?
I have a question for all of you blog-followers out there. Do you think having “.wordpress.com” in the domain name of a blog hurts readership?
I am not computer saavy at all and have toyed around with making the jump from WordPress to my own domain name (I even purchased peanutbutterfingersblog.com – peanubutterfingers.com was taken. 🙁 ) I am happy using WordPress right now, but know it’s much easier to remember blog names when it’s just the blog name.com.
Please share your thoughts! 🙂
Wedding Dress Input
Thank you to all of you who commented on my simple vs. sha-zaam wedding dress post! It was so interesting to read such a wide variety of opinions. No wonder there are bazillions of wedding dresses out there to choose from. I hope I find a beautiful dress and I will be sure to keep you guys updated on my progress. 😀