Finally got to Sprouts. As expected, it's really just a big grocery store with some up-scale features. While they DID have Brussels sprouts there, in a large size bag with pictures on it, with about 3 pounds of sprouts (@ ~$3/lb). They weren't even organic, much less free-range! C'est la vie... we did buy a bunch of other produce which was very nice quality AND on sale!
I was in Missoula Mt, dining at a hotel, theoretically about as far away from a brussel sprout as you can get, and what can I say, I let my guard down. I ordered trout off the menu. The plate that the waitress placed in front of me had trout on it surrounded by several brussel sprouts. I just about dropped by jaw. Unbelievable! The first thing I thought of, of course, as this column. The next time I order trout I will be sure to ask, "Does that come with brussel sprouts?"
More Brussels sprouts today for lunch! Also, yesterday's newspaper included a flyer from Sprouts (the new market). It's really another general upper-scale grocery, despite the name. We will do some reconnaisance Sunday anyway, as they do have some good deals on produce.
Upon further reflection, I decided that to turn the "Max Special" pizza into the "Ratsky Special,"that would ensure mey attendance, all of the following would be required additions: mushrooms, roasted red bell peppers, and anchovies. I am of the opinion that any recipe is improved by these additions (excpet for sweets and cakes, neither of which are on my "favorites" list). BTW, I DID have Brussels Sprouts with my lunch today!
I realized that weekend is when you'll be in England. I'll have to check the times, as I rarely stir from my bed on the weekends before 11ish. It's only a few miles from where I live, though. If only they would serve that Brussels Sprouts, bacon, etc. pizza along with the beer for breakfast (to make a truly balanced meal), I would absolutely go!
1 (8-oz.) package shredded Italian three-cheese blend, divided
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut Brussels sprouts in half and then cut into shreds.
Roll dough into a 12-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush dough with 1 Tbsp oil. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups cheese, leaving a 1/2-inch border.
Grate zest from lemon to equal 2 tsp. Cut lemon in half; squeeze juice from lemon into a large bowl to equal 1 Tbsp. Add lemon zest, Brussels sprouts, bacon, next 2 ingredients and remaining 1 Tbsp oil; toss well. Sprinkle Brussels sprouts mixture over pizza. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes or until crust is golden, cheese is bubbly, and edges of sprouts are browned. Serves 4.
— From "Southern Living What's for Supper: 5-Ingredient Weeknight Meals: Delicious Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less" by Vanessa McNeil
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