Mmmmm YUMMY!!! The only way I like my brussels is FRESH - and they are even better when they are stuffed with awesomeness :)
15 very large
Brussels Sprouts (need to be LARGE)!
1 Cup Whole
1 Cup Parmesan,
½ Cup Panko
3 Cloves Garlic,
1 Teaspoon Sea
A Pinch of
Wash Brussels, trim the ends and then halve them.
Fill a large deep pan with water, bring it to a boil and add the
sprouts. You want to add them cut-side down, since we are doing this to make
coring them easier. Let them cook for 1-2 minutes and remove them and let them
Core the brussels sprouts - Finely chop the cored Brussels sprouts
pieces. We are going to saute them in some olive oil along with three cloves of
garlic, minced, over a medium-high heat. Cook until the chopped sprouts are
tender and the whole mixture is aromatic!
Mix the cooked garlic and sprout mixture along with 1 cup of whole
milk ricotta, 1/2 cup of Panko bread crumbs, 1 cup of parmesan cheese, 1
tablespoon of dried thyme, 1 tablespoon of dried basil, 1 teaspoon of dried
marjoram and 1 teaspoon of dried sage. Add in some of the salt and taste the
mixture. Ideally, you want it to taste a bit overly salted because it will be
less salty once they are baked. So you’ll need to experiment a bit here.
Using a small spoon, fill the Brussels sprouts with the stuffing.
Over fill them. This stuff is good!
Bake the stuffed Brussels sprouts for about 20 minutes at 400
degrees, or until the caps are crispy and burnt.Enjoy!
I'm always looking for creative / DIY Halloween costumes, and this was a HUGE hit wherever we went this year!! Brody is obsessed with trucks so figured we would make him a truck driver...and being prego myself, I was his "bumpy road".
Colored Duct tape
Paper towel tubes
Suspenders (or Dad's old belt)
Peterbuilt toddler hat
slices of ham
Monterey jack cheese
toothpicks / pretzels
Trim ends of zucchini and discard. Using a vegetable peeler, slice zucchini lengthwise into 16 paper-thin slices; place in a single layer on a work surface. (Discard first slice of peel and seedy center.) Wrap and chill remaining zucchini for another use.
Stack ham slices and cut into 4 long strips. Repeat with cheese slices.
Sprinkle zucchini slices with pepper. Lay a ham strip in center of a zucchini slice and top with a cheese strip. Starting at one end of zucchini strip, roll it into a tight spiral; secure with a toothpick. Repeat.
For "brooms" - just cut string cheese and tie with green onion. Insert either pretzel or toothpick - DONE!
YAY!!! It's Baby Rose / Linda shower day!! Momma Linda is doing sort of an elephant / gray, turq, cream theme for the nursery, so we got busy coming up with the "Little Peanut" theme. Had so much fun celebrating both of them :)
2 Poster boards
Candy (found a lot of mine at Oldtimecandy.com)
Basically just write the baby term name below on both poster boards (not in the same spot of course). Need 15 letters covering on one side / 15 #s covering on the other side. Then make sure you buy the candy bars for each baby term.
To play the game - just have guests guess 1 letter and 1 # (one from each poster board). Then if the terms match, pull the cover off and give them the candy that associates with it!
Running nose – goobers
Time alone – zero bar
Night of Conception
– SKOR bar
Breastfeeding – milky way
Umbilical cord –
twizzler pull n peel
Doctor – butterfingers
Engorgement – milk duds
Dirty laundry – mounds bar
Hospital bills – 100
Epidural – lifesavers
Baby giggles – snickers
Contractions – whoppers
Boy name – mike & ike / Girl Name - Baby Ruth / Baby Name - whatchamacallit