Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Without ever trying brussels sprouts as a kid, I was sure I hated them. From What’s Happening!! to Full House, brussels sprouts were the butt of every dinnertime joke, and at that point, I had no reason not to trust the Olsen twins.

I finally tried brussels sprouts several years ago at a friend’s dinner party, and I was schooled. As it turns out, my animosity towards the much maligned cruciferous veggie was just a big misunderstanding. When properly prepared (i.e. not overcooked), brussels sprouts are delightful. And adorable.

P.S. Even if you don’t like brussels sprouts, um, bacon!

My mom’s cat, Pablo, is the president of the Brussels Sprouts Anti-Defamation League.

Recipe below the fold

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