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  1. #1
    Lynn from Fargo Guest

    Default SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts

    I am a Brussels Sprouts fan. Birdseye frozen vegetables has "Steam
    Fresh" vegetables in single serving (half cup) packages. They come
    four packages in a bag/box. There's NOTHING on the ingredient list
    except "Brussels Sprouts". They are more expensive by the ounce than
    he bigger bags, but convenience!!!!
    Throw the little (already vented) bag in the microwave, nuke ninety
    seconds, open the package (EZ) and enjoy. The serving size is perfect
    and they make a great guiltless snack. (Haven't tried the other
    vegetable varieties yet)

    Lynn in Fargo
    (Used to Love Birdseye Bavarian Green Beans with Spatzle, could eat a
    box for lunch!)

  2. #2
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Lynn from Fargo <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I am a Brussels Sprouts fan. Birdseye frozen vegetables has "Steam
    > Fresh" vegetables in single serving (half cup) packages. They come
    > four packages in a bag/box. There's NOTHING on the ingredient list
    > except "Brussels Sprouts". They are more expensive by the ounce than
    > he bigger bags, but convenience!!!!
    > Throw the little (already vented) bag in the microwave, nuke ninety
    > seconds, open the package (EZ) and enjoy. The serving size is perfect
    > and they make a great guiltless snack. (Haven't tried the other
    > vegetable varieties yet)



    THANKS!!! I saw those in the grocery store and thought that they were
    expensive for a little box, but if there are four servings in there,
    that sounds better.

    ObBrusselsSprouts: My wife found some fresh ones last week. They were
    very good. I've always heard that brassicas are better after cold
    weather hits, and these were sweet and tender.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  3. #3
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts

    Lynn from Fargo wrote:
    > I am a Brussels Sprouts fan. Birdseye frozen vegetables has "Steam
    > Fresh" vegetables in single serving (half cup) packages. They come
    > four packages in a bag/box. There's NOTHING on the ingredient list
    > except "Brussels Sprouts". They are more expensive by the ounce than
    > he bigger bags, but convenience!!!!


    Oh! Maybe I saw them yesterday. I saw one of those bags of
    vegetables, ready to be steamed and thought Who can use a
    huge bag of brussels sprouts like that?

    Makes complete sense that there would be smaller serving bags
    inside.

    nancy

  4. #4
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts

    Nancy Young wrote:
    > Lynn from Fargo wrote:
    >> I am a Brussels Sprouts fan. Birdseye frozen vegetables has "Steam
    >> Fresh" vegetables in single serving (half cup) packages. They come
    >> four packages in a bag/box. There's NOTHING on the ingredient list
    >> except "Brussels Sprouts". They are more expensive by the ounce than
    >> he bigger bags, but convenience!!!!

    >
    > Oh! Maybe I saw them yesterday. I saw one of those bags of
    > vegetables, ready to be steamed and thought Who can use a
    > huge bag of brussels sprouts like that?
    >
    > Makes complete sense that there would be smaller serving bags
    > inside.
    >
    > nancy



    Some people cook for more than two people. I'm not one of them but hey,
    I've heard it happens! Actually, even with regular sized bags of frozen
    veggies (not talking now about the Steam-Fresh microwavable bags) you can
    always cook smaller portions. There's no law saying you have to cook the
    whole bag of brussels sprouts, ya know

    Jill


  5. #5
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts

    jmcquown wrote:
    > Nancy Young wrote:
    >> Lynn from Fargo wrote:
    >>> I am a Brussels Sprouts fan. Birdseye frozen vegetables has "Steam
    >>> Fresh" vegetables in single serving (half cup) packages. They come
    >>> four packages in a bag/box. There's NOTHING on the ingredient list
    >>> except "Brussels Sprouts". They are more expensive by the ounce than
    >>> he bigger bags, but convenience!!!!

    >>
    >> Oh! Maybe I saw them yesterday. I saw one of those bags of
    >> vegetables, ready to be steamed and thought Who can use a
    >> huge bag of brussels sprouts like that?
    >>
    >> Makes complete sense that there would be smaller serving bags
    >> inside.


    > Some people cook for more than two people.


    No, this was a bag bigger than the large sizes of the regular
    bags you buy. The large ones that you'd buy for a family.

    > I'm not one of them but
    > hey, I've heard it happens! Actually, even with regular sized bags
    > of frozen veggies (not talking now about the Steam-Fresh microwavable
    > bags) you can always cook smaller portions. There's no law saying
    > you have to cook the whole bag of brussels sprouts, ya know


    Of course not, but with the steamer bag I figure you're supposed
    to cook the whole thing, being it's a special bag.

    nancy

  6. #6
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts

    On Mon 03 Nov 2008 10:29:06a, Lynn from Fargo told us...

    > I am a Brussels Sprouts fan. Birdseye frozen vegetables has "Steam
    > Fresh" vegetables in single serving (half cup) packages. They come
    > four packages in a bag/box. There's NOTHING on the ingredient list
    > except "Brussels Sprouts". They are more expensive by the ounce than
    > he bigger bags, but convenience!!!!
    > Throw the little (already vented) bag in the microwave, nuke ninety
    > seconds, open the package (EZ) and enjoy. The serving size is perfect
    > and they make a great guiltless snack. (Haven't tried the other
    > vegetable varieties yet)
    >
    > Lynn in Fargo
    > (Used to Love Birdseye Bavarian Green Beans with Spatzle, could eat a
    > box for lunch!)


    Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables, and I like them so many
    different ways. I almost always buy fresh, but I havenít tried these packs
    yet. I liked them boiled briskly with caraway seed, roasted with various
    seasonings and olive oil, quartered and stir-fried, steamed, the added to a
    bacon-based sweet/sour sauce, and shredded for coleslaw instead of cabbage.
    Iím sure Iíve made them other ways as well.

    Iím not too fond of frozen green beans, but I love Spatzle. Sometimes I
    just make them to coat with browned butter and breadcrumbs. More often I
    serve with sauerbraten or chicken paprikas, and sometimes mixed with fried
    cabbage.

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  7. #7
    Lin Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts

    Dan Abel wrote:

    > ObBrusselsSprouts: My wife found some fresh ones last week. They were
    > very good. I've always heard that brassicas are better after cold
    > weather hits, and these were sweet and tender.


    I loves me some Brussel Sprouts!!!! They've been averaging
    $1.99-$2.49/lb. at Safeway, but I found them at Winco for $1.28/lb.
    Score!!!!

    --Lin

  8. #8
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts



    Lin wrote:

    > Dan Abel wrote:
    >
    > > ObBrusselsSprouts: My wife found some fresh ones last week. They were
    > > very good. I've always heard that brassicas are better after cold
    > > weather hits, and these were sweet and tender.

    >
    > I loves me some Brussel Sprouts!!!! They've been averaging
    > $1.99-$2.49/lb. at Safeway, but I found them at Winco for $1.28/lb.
    > Score!!!!



    I love 'em but simply *cannot* for the life of me cook them decently.. I've
    tried fresh, frozen...always have turned out bitter and sour.

    I am STYMIED by Brussels Sprouts...!!!

    :-(

    I will give them another try...

    I did use some raw to make some 'coleslaw' once, Sheldon IIRC mentioned this
    long ago. It was tasty...maybe I'll do that again.


    --
    Best
    Greg



  9. #9
    Lin Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts

    Gregory Morrow wrote:

    > I love 'em but simply *cannot* for the life of me cook them decently.. I've
    > tried fresh, frozen...always have turned out bitter and sour.
    >
    > I am STYMIED by Brussels Sprouts...!!!


    I use a steamer with mine. Also, when I prep I trim the base and remove
    a couple of the outer leaves. Good stuff every time!

    I like them roasted as well, but have had issues with occasional
    bitterness that way. Perhaps a partial steam and then a roasting during
    the final 20 minutes with the meat that is in the oven next time.

    --Lin (be one with the Brussel!)

  10. #10
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts

    Nancy Young said...

    > jmcquown wrote:
    >> Nancy Young wrote:
    >>> Lynn from Fargo wrote:
    >>>> I am a Brussels Sprouts fan. Birdseye frozen vegetables has "Steam
    >>>> Fresh" vegetables in single serving (half cup) packages. They come
    >>>> four packages in a bag/box. There's NOTHING on the ingredient list
    >>>> except "Brussels Sprouts". They are more expensive by the ounce than
    >>>> he bigger bags, but convenience!!!!
    >>>
    >>> Oh! Maybe I saw them yesterday. I saw one of those bags of
    >>> vegetables, ready to be steamed and thought Who can use a
    >>> huge bag of brussels sprouts like that?
    >>>
    >>> Makes complete sense that there would be smaller serving bags
    >>> inside.

    >
    >> Some people cook for more than two people.

    >
    > No, this was a bag bigger than the large sizes of the regular
    > bags you buy. The large ones that you'd buy for a family.
    >
    >> I'm not one of them but
    >> hey, I've heard it happens! Actually, even with regular sized bags
    >> of frozen veggies (not talking now about the Steam-Fresh microwavable
    >> bags) you can always cook smaller portions. There's no law saying
    >> you have to cook the whole bag of brussels sprouts, ya know

    >
    > Of course not, but with the steamer bag I figure you're supposed
    > to cook the whole thing, being it's a special bag.
    >
    > nancy



    I've never seen brussels sprouts at Sunday brunch. Plenty of yummy
    broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus but never brussels sprouts.

    I'd probably like them if prepared right.

    Andy

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts

    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > THANKS!!! I saw those in the grocery store and thought that they were
    > expensive for a little box, but if there are four servings in there,
    > that sounds better.


    Just because there's 4 "servings" doesn't make the box any bigger,
    does it? :-) "Serving Size" is pretty deceptive advertising, IMO.

    I'll usually eat 10-12ozs at time. The last couple bags I bought
    were the steam bags (store brand) and I didn't even realize it I'm
    just so used to sauteeing them.

    > ObBrusselsSprouts: My wife found some fresh ones last week. They were
    > very good. I've always heard that brassicas are better after cold
    > weather hits, and these were sweet and tender.


    I've tried the fresh ones and I can't really tell the difference.
    Other than they take longer to cook (must cook them slower). I've
    never tried the ones on the stalks because you pay $3.99/lb for
    what's mostly stalk. Can you eat the stalks if peeled?

    -sw

  12. #12
    sandi Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts

    Lynn from Fargo <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]
    s.com:

    > I am a Brussels Sprouts fan. Birdseye frozen vegetables has
    > "Steam Fresh" vegetables in single serving (half cup)
    > packages. They come four packages in a bag/box. There's
    > NOTHING on the ingredient list except "Brussels Sprouts". They
    > are more expensive by the ounce than he bigger bags, but
    > convenience!!!! Throw the little (already vented) bag in the
    > microwave, nuke ninety seconds, open the package (EZ) and
    > enjoy. The serving size is perfect and they make a great
    > guiltless snack. (Haven't tried the other vegetable varieties
    > yet)
    >
    > Lynn in Fargo
    > (Used to Love Birdseye Bavarian Green Beans with Spatzle,
    > could eat a box for lunch!)


    Sounds delightful. I'm going to try them. Brussel sprouts are one
    of my favorite veggies!!

    Thanks Lynn

  13. #13
    sf Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts

    On Mon, 3 Nov 2008 09:29:06 -0800 (PST), Lynn from Fargo
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Throw the little (already vented) bag in the microwave, nuke ninety
    >seconds, open the package (EZ) and enjoy. The serving size is perfect
    >and they make a great guiltless snack. (Haven't tried the other
    >vegetable varieties yet)


    Have you NO shame, woman????

    LOL




    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  14. #14
    Kswck Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts


    "Gregory Morrow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] m...
    >
    >
    > Lin wrote:
    >
    >> Dan Abel wrote:
    >>
    >> > ObBrusselsSprouts: My wife found some fresh ones last week. They were
    >> > very good. I've always heard that brassicas are better after cold
    >> > weather hits, and these were sweet and tender.

    >>
    >> I loves me some Brussel Sprouts!!!! They've been averaging
    >> $1.99-$2.49/lb. at Safeway, but I found them at Winco for $1.28/lb.
    >> Score!!!!

    >
    >
    > I love 'em but simply *cannot* for the life of me cook them decently..
    > I've
    > tried fresh, frozen...always have turned out bitter and sour.
    >
    > I am STYMIED by Brussels Sprouts...!!!
    >
    > :-(
    >
    > I will give them another try...
    >
    > I did use some raw to make some 'coleslaw' once, Sheldon IIRC mentioned
    > this
    > long ago. It was tasty...maybe I'll do that again.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Best
    > Greg
    >
    >


    Try them this way:


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Vegetables: Brussels Sprouts And Onions With Dill

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 2 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Vegetables

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 1/2 tblsp oil
    6 small white onions, about 1 inch in diameter --
    peeled & quartered
    12 Brussels sprouts, trimmed -- quartered lengthwise
    1/4 cup water
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 teaspoon minced fresh dill & 2 sprigs for garnish

    In a heavy 10 inch skillet, heat oil over moderately high heat until hot but
    not smoking and saute onions and Brussel sprouts, stirring until onions
    begin to turn golden, about 1 1/2 minutes.

    Add water, sugar and salt & pepper to taste and cook, covered, over
    moderately low heat until veggies are just tender, about 3 minutes. If any
    liquid remains, boil mixture until nearly all liquid is evaporated and stir
    in minced dill.

    Garnish with dill sprigs.

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -



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    Kswck Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> THANKS!!! I saw those in the grocery store and thought that they were
    >> expensive for a little box, but if there are four servings in there,
    >> that sounds better.

    >
    > Just because there's 4 "servings" doesn't make the box any bigger,
    > does it? :-) "Serving Size" is pretty deceptive advertising, IMO.
    >
    > I'll usually eat 10-12ozs at time. The last couple bags I bought
    > were the steam bags (store brand) and I didn't even realize it I'm
    > just so used to sauteeing them.
    >
    >> ObBrusselsSprouts: My wife found some fresh ones last week. They were
    >> very good. I've always heard that brassicas are better after cold
    >> weather hits, and these were sweet and tender.

    >
    > I've tried the fresh ones and I can't really tell the difference.
    > Other than they take longer to cook (must cook them slower). I've
    > never tried the ones on the stalks because you pay $3.99/lb for
    > what's mostly stalk. Can you eat the stalks if peeled?
    >
    > -sw


    Throw out the stalks. Sprouts on the stalk should not be sold by the pound.
    Bitch like hell to the manager.



  16. #16
    Becca Guest

    Default Re: SPOILER! (Andy) Brussels Sprouts

    "Gregory Morrow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> I love 'em but simply *cannot* for the life of me cook them decently..
    >> I've
    >> tried fresh, frozen...always have turned out bitter and sour.
    >>
    >> I am STYMIED by Brussels Sprouts...!!!
    >>
    >> :-(
    >>
    >> I will give them another try...
    >>
    >> I did use some raw to make some 'coleslaw' once, Sheldon IIRC mentioned
    >> this
    >> long ago. It was tasty...maybe I'll do that again.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Best
    >> Greg


    Do not overcook Brussels sprouts, or they will be bitter. Best of luck
    on your next try.

    Becca

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