I ripped myself away from the mindless television that I was watching to come and blog about what I made for lunch. Aren't you lucky?
So, who likes brussels sprouts?! Me! Me! *waves hand around emphatically* I love them. I never have them, though. My grandmom used to make them on holidays for me and my mom (she liked them, too!) and that was the only time I ate them all year. It's about time I change all of that. My cousin-in-law (I suppose that's what you would call her!) told me how she makes them and I couldn't wait to try it out. I love brussels sprouts... and they are ridiculously simple to roast. If I'm the only one eating them, so be it.
|Roasted Brussels Sprouts|
All I did was spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, chop the brussels sprouts in half, coat them with a touch of EVOO, and sprinkle them with pepper and garlic salt. They roasted for about 20 minutes and looked a little brown and crispy in some parts. Still amazing. Well, if you like brussels sprouts. :-)
I also made an Open-Faced Tuna and Artichoke Melt. I've never used artichokes before... it's on my to-do list. I kind of cheated this time because the recipe called for canned artichoke hearts. Hey, still something new. Below is the pretty onion I chopped. I've decided if onion is minced enough, I'm okay with it being in my food.
|Open-Faced Tuna and Artichoke Melt|
This was actually a lot better than I was expecting and I somehow had all of the ingredients to make it in my newly organized pantry. I topped it with a little shredded mozzarella and instead of broiling it, because I was busy roasting my brussel sprouts, I used my fancy schmancy toaster oven. Next time I'll have to brave the broiler. I'm still a little nervous about that.
Happy Tuesday! :-)