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It's not in my nature to stay grumpy for long periods of time. So, I learned to have a sense of humor...up to a point.
I was a mere "sprout" myself at the time - no more than 6 or 7 years old. I can remember sitting around the old, worn out kitchen table on one of white vinyl chairs with the upholstery tacks all around the perimeters of the "fabric". (Don't judge - it was the late 70's - it worked with the orange & avocado green kitchen.) My feet were probably dangling - not quite reaching the floor. Which means I was probably swinging my legs, bouncing my knee, or engaging in some other utterly aggravating fidgety behavior. (Because I am fidgety - which was a constant irritation to the poor people who had to raise me.)
For some reason, my brother was home from college - enduring his annoying little sister.
I was intrigued. I was dubious. Yes, all at the same time. All I knew is that they weren't Lima beans (blech) or beets (double, triple blech), so they had potential.
There must have been some conversations around what they were and that I should "try them they are good for you" was most certainly thrown around.
The look of bewilderment on his face was priceless. At which point, everyone tried to figure out where all the Brussels sprouts went. I am sure I my guilt eventually gave me away - much like the Narrator in Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart.
The story has since been passed around at many family gatherings - whenever the need for a "cute-child-eating-their-vegetables-story" was needed.
Needless to say, I fell in love with a new vegetable that day. A love that has transcended the decades and has since been passed along to my children. Brussels sprouts just don't get enough love in this world, people.
If you aren't a fan, I won't try to convert you (more for me).
I certainly don't need to elaborate on the wonders of cooking in a foil packet. It works. It works well. It's easy. It makes clean up a cinch.
If you don't like one vegetable, throw in another. Your choice. But, for Pete's sake - eat your vegetables. They're good for you.
This post participates French Fridays with Dorie. This week was "cook's choice" - it will be interesting to see what everyone has come up with!
If you are celebrating Thanksgiving in your neck of the woods, have a wonderful holiday & be safe.