And I don't mean smashed Brussels - which would involve hitting a Belgian over the head with something or other.
I call everything " mashed " - I know that some people say, for instance, " smashed potatoes " but in my world they're Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Turnips and Carrots - or Mashed Cauliflower
OR glorious mashed Brussel Sprouts ( these are all good recipes to keep on hand as we get older and lose our teeth too )
This is how I make 'em.
First I cut an X in the bottom of them.
Why do I cut an X in the bottom of them?
I have no idea.
John's Mother did it - and so I must now always do it - get it?
It's the Yorkshire way don't you know?
( and I'm not going to argue with the part of the world that gave us Yorkshire pudding - no way )
He claims it removes some of the bitterness when cooking - maybe it does.
Then you boil them until there's not an ounce of nutrition left in them.
( this is important - the nutritions must be evaporated and floating around in the atmosphere - take deep breaths over the pot if you want to capture some of them )
Once they're soft ( very soft ) you add butter - and without letting John know - you add
and a pinch of steak spice
And serve it with sweet potatoes made with butter and brown sugar
and a steak fresh off the grill
( then contemplate cropping out the photo so that it looks like you only ate 2 of those potatoes )
John says - These look different
Suzan says - Well I followed your Mom's recipe
John says - No you didn't - there's something different about them
John says - Did you cut the X ?
John says - And what's all these specks in there?
John says - It's just supposed to be butter
Suzan says - Bon Appetit sweetheart !
Fuggedaboudit - you only live once.
If you want to live longer you will NOT eat this every day or even every week - but now and again its perfectly fine to almost faint from food joy, right?
Bitter - Sweet - Spicy - Hot -
It's a party on your pallette LOL !
John's sitting there roaring -
John says - You kill me when you take pictures of our dinner
Suzan says - Oh be quiet
John says - Who do you think you are Julia Child?
Suzan says - Listen - Julia would have hit you over the head with a frying pan for being so fussy
( she didn't suffer fools gladly )
And I don't think I'm Julia Child by the way...............
Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone............
Hope it's a Ruby one by the time you say good-bye to it
I very very seriously have to start my diet...................
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JOIN ME AT THESE FABULOUS PARTIES !
FLUSTER BUSTER HAVE A DAILY CUP OF MRS. OLSON
THE UPTOWN ACORN IVY & ELEPHANTS
TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS LOVE BAKES GOOD CAKES
THE GIRL CREATIVE ONE MORE TIME EVENTS
I SHOULD BE MOPPING THE FLOOR UNCOMMON DESIGNS
THE CHARM OF HOME
SAVVY SOUTHERN STYLE