Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Potatoes Recipe

This is a version of a recipe I got from a site called Family Faves, but I made a couple of little tweaks and it’s much more to my taste now.Spices

This recipe involves a lot of chopping and takes a fair amount of time, but it’s great for batch cooking and it’s a way to make Brussels sprouts taste like delicious French fries. So make a boatload and then enjoy them all week.


  • Brussels Sprouts: 2 pounds
  • Sweet potatoes: 2 pounds
  • Garlic: one clove
  • Olive Oil
  • Seasoning: Salt, Pepper, Rosemary, Cayenne (optional if you are a wimp), Thyme, and Garlic powder, maybe (I never have used it but it sounds like a good idea)

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Books, TV, Comics and Music I’m Looking Forward to in 2016

lazarus-detailLazarus, written by Greg Rucka with art created by Michael Lark – I’ll do a whole trade waiting post about this
shortly, but for now suffice it to say Rucka has built another amazing world.  The horrible future of extreme haves and have nots is beautifully realized down to the smallest detail. It’s been very exciting to read so far and now it seems to be picking up steam as it hurtles toward a still-unknown conclusion.

Saga written by Brian K. Vaughn, art by Fiona Staples – obviously

Side Pony by Lake Street Dive – These guys just make great pop music. Their songs are immediately, right-out-of-the-box good but they’re not just trifles. The music is crafted with a skill and attention to detail that makes the songs worth hours of relistens.

I’m biased because I slightly know the band members and can tell they’re sweethearts but, even if they were jerk bags, their music is undeniable.

Magicians, TV Adaptation – I don’t know crap about TV. I got rid of mine a few years ago. But I do love these novels and have been excited/afraid/hopeful about this series since it was announced. Then when I heard they had cast my father-in-law, Tom, I became fully committed to checking it out. The premiere has already aired but I’ve yet to find a way to watch. Still counts.

The Doors of Stone (Kingkiller Chronicles novel) by Patrick Rothfuss – I’m not sure this will come out this year, but the author’s talking about editing it now, so one can hope.

Utopia by Cory Doctorow – This is not coming out until 2017 because we live in an unjust world where bad things happen to good people and fans have to sit on the edges of their chairs. But I’m still looking forward to its appearance in 2017.

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