Becomes Brussels Sprouts Lover’s Dream
March 17, 2016
truck was on its way north from Loreto, Mexico, when it
came around a corner too fast.
The truck went off the road and dumping an entire load of
Fortunately, the driver was unhurt but the truck was in
very bad shape, and the load of brussels sprouts was spread
out over a hundred feet.
Now brussels sprouts are not everyone’s favorite vegetable,
but in Mexico when something is thrown out of a truck like
this beside the road, the locals have a hay day, or in this
case, a brussels sprouts day.
The problem is that this truck load of brussels sprouts
was big enough to feed an army. Even brussels sprouts lovers
were overwhelmed with the sudden and unexpected benevolence.
When something like this happens at our beach community
in Posada Conception, then it is big news, and then the
question of what to do with all the brussels sprouts becomes
One woman literally came by with a box full of brussels
sprouts and asked us to see if we would hand them out to
others in the park.
One family said they had the brusselS sprouts four nights
in a row, and even steak would become boring that often.
Then the topic of discussion at happy hour on the beach
became how to prepare brussels sprouts.
One recipe called for Italian salad dressing and Parmesan
cheese, while another suggested cooking them in butter.
Recipes came to the park in the form of emails, and if that
wasn’t enough, there were the trusty cookbooks.
There was a recipe for stir fry brussels sprouts. One lady
pickled them and another homemaker insisted they needed
to cut them in half in order to rid of the bitter taste
and make them tender.
Posada Conception has a party about once a week for something
or another, and this week the ladies of Posada had a get-together
called Joni’s Wine and Chocolate. It is a traditional
thing and generally there are a few surprises in the menu.
However this year’s surprise beat them all.
Chocolate Covered Brussels Sprouts anyone?