Today my friend Michele and I made a trip to Wilton to visit Sis Boom’s open house. She designs her own yummy fabric and makes all things kitschy. Here’s her blog which also contains all things pretty surely a must see!
Here’s my vintage goodie finds . . .My favs? Oh gosh definately the black & white cabinet card in the upper right hand corner (LOVE IT!) & the bag of miscellaneous fabric.
And this apron . . . I purchased it for our niece Isabella for her birthday, pink is one of her favorite colors right now. It’s Sis Boom’s fabric and the apron is made from one of her fabric lines called “Girlfriends”. Simply adorable, gosh I think it might fit me right? HA! It’s so pretty I’d love one in a big girl size.
Oh and since we WERE in Wilton we had to stop at Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk. Oh my gosh this was a day of all things pretty and yummy. Stew has great marketing with his taste samples. I mean I had no intention of purchasing Brussel Sprouts that is until I tasted what was cooking. You go Stew for taking our hard earned money! So here are the ingredients needed.
And the recipe . . .
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
1/4 cup olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves (chopped)
1 tsp salt
2 shallots (chopped)
2 containers brussel sprouts cut in half
1/2 cup crispy onions (you know like french’s in the red & white can . . . I have fancy imported onions in my picture though). I love all things fancy you know.
3/4 cup mushrooms chopped
In a large skillet, saute garlic and mushrooms in olive oil. Add shallots, brussel sprouts and chicken broth. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes. When brussel sprouts are tender add the crispy onions.
THE VERDICT: I had to add about 1/3 cup more chicken broth for the last five minutes of cooking and next time I’ll try cooking on medium-high. I loved this recipe! Mike on the other hand, well lets just say he took a bite but then pushed them around his plate while making funny faces. He’s such a good sport! Thanks Mikey for letting me cook ONE NEW thing once per week and for trying it. You see, I was in a phase of cooking new recipes all of the time so Mike thought it best to try one new recipe per week.
And lastly this little guy sprained his back right leg before I left for my Sis Boom/Stew Leonard’s day today. Poor thing knew I was getting ready to leave and that I WAS NOT going to work (he knows). He thought he might be going for a grand ride in the car. Through his excitement he fell at the bottom of our stairs and injured his leg. He cried which brook my heart. He’s still gimping around on it tonight so I’m on my way out to the family room to put an ice pack on it.