Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blog bellies!

It snowed big around here and I didn't take a single picture.

That's unlike me isn't it?

The reason I didn't take any pictures is because I had to do all of the shoveling and snow blowing while David was in New York for business.

Not only did I do all the shoveling and snow blowing, I also had to put more gas in the snowblower and play car tetris so that I could get all of the driveway reasonably clean.

Since I am too tired to write a cohesive narrative I will fill your blog bellies with some odds and ends.

I am still exercising and have lost six pounds. Pure craziness. Don't worry though- there is still chocolate in my life.

I've been doing a little junking this week. Check out the goods!

Love this vintage Santa candle holder!

This ceramic bowl is huge!

Red and white platter. What's not to love?

I should also let you know that I have a new love in my life.

Brussel sprouts. I have been preparing them with the following recipe and people, it is so stinking good. I can't get enough of them.

Pan roasted brussel sprouts with garlic and balsamic


whole mess of brussel sprouts, slice off bottom, then slice in half
4 tbsp olive oil
8 cloves of garlic, chopped
balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper


Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat olive oil on stove in oven safe skillet until it shimmers.
Add brussel sprouts cut side down.
Add garlic.
Saute until bottoms are brown.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Toss sprouts so that they are coated with olive oil.
Put skillet in oven for about 30 minutes.
Take out once skins have caramelized and are browned.
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar to taste.

Gobble up and don't share with anyone.

That's it for today folks.

Not bad for something I just now threw together.

I probably deserve some chocolate just for posting....


Lisa said...

Oh I love Brussels sprouts! They are great! One of the few green veggies I do like! hehe
LOVE your treasures! and Well Done on the snow clean up!!!
6 POUNDS!!! You go girl!!! I too would likely loose if I'd get off my bum!!! Maybe next year! hehe
Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Lisa

Julie said...

I think the ceramic bowl probably weighs more than 6 pounds. I hate brussel sprouts but I might be tempted to try...but I also tried didn't really work out. If you need an extra one let me know.

Anonymous said...

Look at you!

Home schooling, exercising and posting recipes (which sound delicious) I wouldn't think you were the same woman I met almost 8 years ago!

Life! It just keeps changing us!

Tons of love,


Cheryl said...

Please add the vintage Santa candle holder to my list of things you own and I covet. Since I lapsed long ago, I have embraced coveting as it seems less terrible than envying.

WOOT! WOOT! on your physical fitness journey. Your Wii must be beaming. Please don't get wrapped up in the pounds, it's really the fitness that matters. And there's nothing like blowing up snow and shoveling that crap to get a good cardio workout.

No comment on the brussel sprouts.

Pom Pom said...

I have never eaten a sprout of that kind. Your recipe sounds very yummy, so I may have to try. I need new vegetables in my life.
Well, you reminded me of the agony of snow removal. Soon my husband will be off to Thailand and a couple African countries and it WILL snow and I WILL have to huff and puff and ache. Drat.
I LOVE that red checked platter. You are such a good junker, Sara.
I hope David gets back for the next snow throwing stint. Confession: no Wii yet.

David W. Padrusch said...

My darling-- my apologies for not being there to plow the snow. I'll make it up to you. Moo.

mgster said...

what the heck is it about brussel sprouts??? Or, as my brother and I called them when we were little..."cow's eyes". But lately every single cooking show has been featuring them. I don't know...I still think they smell funny.