The Birth of Ollie's Yummy in Your Tummy

 Ollie's Yummy in Your Tummy came to be out of two separate events in my life. My youngest son loved to cook with me. At an early age he declared he wanted to open a restaurant when he was older, called "Tyler's Yummy in Your Tummy" He never did open that restaurant but I loved the name and decided to use it for my Blog on Cooking and Recipes.

 "Ollie" replaced the name "Tyler" in the title simply because that same son suggested the nickname Ollie when my first grandchild was born. My middle name is Olive after my Grandmother, and I became Grandma Ollie to my grandchildren. And thus Ollie's Yummy in Your Tummy was born!

 This blog will be a collection of recipes - family, my own, and any others I can find in my collection. I've been cooking for almost 50 years - having started as a pre-teen. In Ollie's Yummy in Your Tummy I'll share my favourite recipes, tips and techniques with you.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Brussel Sprouts Bacon Casserole

This is a Brussel Sprouts Bacon Casserole that takes about 40 minutes to make.

I love Brussel sprouts but I like to try different ways of cooking them. This recipe makes a huge amount so you might want to halve or even quarter it.

1 1/2 lbs Brussels sprouts
4 slices bacon, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
fine herbes, 1/2 tsp
14 oz of chicken broth (I used half white wine and half chicken broth)
salt and pepper to taste

Cut stem ends off Brussels sprouts, discard discoloured outside leaves. Cut in half lengthwise, then slice crosswise to make thin strips.

In large skillet cook bacon on medium heat until it is brown. Add onions, salt, pepper and fine herbes and saute until onions are tender but not brown or crisp. Add Brussel sprouts and chicken broth. Cover the pan and simmer until tender, about 10 - 15 minutes.

Serves 8

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