We got our produce basket from From the Farmer this morning and John Paul, as usual, was SO excited! He opened it up and proclaimed, "SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS!!!" And then after he looked around for a second, "BRUSSELS SPROUTS!"
He promptly broke one off the stalk, peeled off the outer leaves, and ate it.
Raw brussels sprout breath is NASTY, let me tell you.
But we've been having a lot of fun trying out new things. Cooked brussels sprouts (sauteed with butter, kosher salt, and a bit of pepper) were a hit with him, and I thought they were pretty good. I mean, I'm not gonna go out and buy brussels sprouts, but I'm perfectly happy to get them in our basket once in a while.
This week we're going to try turnips for the first time (gratin-style, with lots of cheese, butter, and garlic) and mustard greens (braised with bacon). I'm not real hopeful that either of these will go over well, although mustard greens are apparently similar to arugula, and John Paul LOVES arugula.
Seriously, this kid will eat anything. He opened the fridge earlier to get a snack and passed over 2 different types of pies, ham, turkey, apples, grapes, peppers, and chose...
A basil leaf.
But his breath smelled a lot better?