Thursday, April 01, 2010


I know I have been saying this a lot but I am truly amazed at what my kids have been eating. Though I guess they really don't have a choice because I don't buy processed food. Tonight for dinner we had the brussel sprouts and Peanut had 3 helpings! I think one of the other kids asked for more as well but I can't remember which one. This was the first time any of us have eaten brussel sprouts and it was a good experience. J actually said he would definitely eat that again! Though he always adds, "this would be really good with chicken" to all of my vegetarian meals. But I am doing the only vegetable meals to save on spending so much on meat! The quinoa was a great side dish. The recipe was simple too. I know I promised to give you the Chicken and Sour Cream recipe but that will have to wait for now. Here is what we had tonight!

2 lbs brussel sprouts (halved if they are big or whole if they are small)
1 lb tomatoes chopped, take the seeds out
one onion
one clove of garlic
one pint of heavy whipping cream
1 tsp basil dried if you use fresh do 2 tablespoons
salt and pepper

Saute the onion and garlic in butter until browned. Add the brussel sprouts and tomatoes and saute for about 5 minutes. Then add heavy whipping cream and seasonings, cook until the brussel sprouts are tender. I made quinoa separately and mixed it in. The cream sauce was really tasty!

Other than that the kids and I had a great day at the Botanic Garden. It was 83 today. We packed a picnic lunch and got us some sun and fresh air. My favorite part of the day was sitting by the water watching the biggest carp I have ever seen. GG had a stick she was holding up to the water and one of them jumped for it. She shrieked so loud. It was too funny. Then we came home and played outside the rest of the day until it was time to make dinner!!! Today was perfection in my opinion ;)


breasmommy said...

That sounds really good although to be honest I have never tried brussel sprouts. Now I may just have to though. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin said...

What a GREAT day you had!:):) Was it GORGEOUS out, or what?!:)

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Wow...this does sound like a heavenly day and that brussel sprout recipe sounds divine!!

Krystyn said...

Brussel sprouts definitely aren't my favorite..glad your kiddos enjoyed them!

Lori said...

You are VERY lucky that your kids eat your meals, because mine would not!! Plus, Tracy would NEVER go for a vegitarian meal, or one with grains or beans. I have tried brussel sprouts a few times and never really found a way that I like them, maybe this is the answer?? Sounds like you guys are keeping busy, The boys are just starting baseball, plus Trever is in Track so all I get done is run them around. Have a good day!

Lori said...

Forgot to mention that they would love the smoothies though, I can get them to eat fruit galore the veggies are the chore!

Tonya said...

Lori I would say sneak some veggies in the smoothies ;)

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Wasn't it GORGEOUS?!? Of course, it's raining today and I have a party to host. Of course.

Adina said...

love brussel sprouts...yum! and i have a box of quinoa i need to make. it makes me kinda nervous....silly.
had fun today shopping! and i guess i am 32! heeeee