Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dijon Vinaigrette!
he Minneapolis Farmers Market opened this past weekend, and we'd been looking forward to it for a very long time.
This was definitely the winter that wouldn't end, stubbornly "gifting" us with another 3" of snow just a week ago, before jumping up to highs in the mid 70s days later. WTF, mother nature?
Anyway, it was great to wander the aisles that we hadn't seen since last summer, and get some fresh air. While there wasn't much in the way of fresh produce yet, we did end up buying - among other things - a tray of fresh Brussels sprouts. I was happy - it's been a while.
Growing up, I LOVED Brussels sprouts. Fresh or frozen, usually mushy and included in stew.. whatever. Loved em! As I grew a bit older, it kinda shocked me to learn that Brussels sprouts had kind of a bad reputation, and was a commonly DISliked food.
As it turns out, my husband is in a weird middleground. He doesn't love them, doesn't hate them... but is OK with them in small doses. He says they are "too much... something".
Yeah, I don't know.
So, I decided to try to make a Brussels Sprouts Believer out of him. Forget the stew, I'd do my second favourite presentation - roasted. I knew it would be hard to turn up his nose at bacon roasted Brussels sprouts, even if left plain... but these are also tossed in a tweaked version of my go-to favourite vinaigrette.
SO good... he loved em! I hope you will, too!
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