Kleinpeter is a local dairy, which is quite good, but I have to admit that Breakstone is my favorite. I wish I could find large curd cottage cheese around here. By the way, cottage cheese is one of the foods that I really started liking a couple of years ago. I mean, I always tolerated it, but now I love it.
Snacks in the morning:
Dinner was an old favorite in our house – risotto and roasted brussels sprouts. Mr. Greens makes the risotto, and I make the brussels. He uses arborio rice, garlic, onions, seafood stock, and white wine or beer. Tonight he had to use beer since we were out of wine.
It was topped with a few small shrimp which were sauteed lightly in olive oil and seasoned with Tony Chachere’s. (Best seafood spice in my book)
For the brussels sprouts, I cut them in half, lightly coat in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and place in a dish. Add minced garlic (one or two cloves). Place in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. After twenty minutes I stir and add a tablespoon of pine nuts. Bake for another 15-20 minutes. They’re pretty darn good. We haven’t strayed from this method yet.
The insides are usually creamy and the outsides crispy. The pine nuts really scent the brussels.