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I'll appoint myself brussels sprout monitor as usual - don't mind them boiled as long as they're not overdone! Will be perfect accompaniment to this year's three-bird roast: turkey, duck, guinea fowl. Mmmm! Then if there are any left-overs, BS bubble & squeak with bacon. I might suggest some smoked paprika, which I've been using a lot recently and goes very well with pork products generally. I love Christmas. It is all about food isn't it?!
If it wasn't I wouldn't take part Phil
Was given cold brussel sprouts as a meze in Cyprus last year?! Just WRONG!
Mmmm ... just polished off a big plate of bubble n squeak. With half a dozen fish fingers on the side. All slathered in tomato ketchup.
Edit: This means I've scoffed a kilo of sprouts in two days. You might not wish to be near me at this time.
So if it's genetic it's not their fault that they do not appreciate the sprout in all its little, round and flatulence-inducing glory. Does that mean that we can't hate these poor people but we can point at them with pity?
Cinders wrote (see)
PB. But why is Christmas all about food? Something I've never understood
Because Christmas is a broadly a Christianised version of the Pagan midwinter festival (December 21st, winter solstice) which was celebrated by feasting and gift giving (sadly the sacrifices bit seems to have fallen by the wayside)
So you could say it was about grub before it was about anything else.
Things like holly, Ivy, mistletoe and pine also come from the Pagan tradition.
Muttley yes we should feel pity for those poor people, robbed of such pleasure just for having faulty genes (as opposed to farty jeans??!!)
carterusm wrote (see)
Muttley - how did you other half cope last night after you consumed so many little, round, flatulence-inducing green balls of poo ?
Ah, well, Mrs Muttley was given her marching orders 10 years ago and there is no OH at present. That fact and my consumption of brussels sprouts could possibly be connected, who knows? I could have done with some ballast last night because I had to tether the duvet to prevent it from floating away by itself
so you eat you weight in brussel sprouts and then wonder why you sleep alone
Shred them then toss in a little bit of butter and olive oil, season, add a splash of vegetable (or chicken/turkey) stock, add as much grated nutmeg as you like then reduce the stock until its gone. Perfect with any rich meat, like turkey, beef or venison.
I have a minor addiction to sprouts and being a lady (really, I am), I never trump. Not ever. And if I did, which I don't, they would smell like Chanel. But I don't, so there.
I love sprouts. In fact, I like most green foods. Spinach, brocolli, avocados, pesto, ....
I also love brussel sprouts with salt on lovely.
Love sprouts - steamed, stir fried with muchrooms and chestnuts and garlic and soy sauce - good side dish - fried bubble and squeak styleee - beautiful little vegetable
I love brussell sprouts. Sprout soup is really tasty. And brussell tops - really yummy! Waitrose has red sprouts and the matching tops at the mo. As Muttley, guy ropes on the duvet are essential at this time of the year!
Pub "xmas lunch" today -- with two count them two sprouts. Tsk