Spring break is just around the corner and we are headed out like trout. Yep, after what seemed like the longest winter ever, this family is going to hop in the car and trek down south for some fun in the sun.
First step towards a bathing suit body? Get the stomach bug that is going around these parts. The sickness was an unexpected gift first given to me while I was on stage teaching my Jazzercise class. You know that special feeling that comes on strong and suddenly? That feeling that has you seeing spots and knowing you might spill your stomach right then and there?
That’s what happened to me. It came on quicker than you can say “I’m not pregnant.” Times like that I am thankful I teach to a group of nurturing and compassionate women. The sickness had it in for me. The timing was awful. Started on stage, two hours before I was supposed to take my kids to the circus, and one day before I was hosting 5 of my in-laws.
Thank goodness the sickness is short. For a mere 24 hours I thought I was close to death. For the next 5 days I felt like I had been run over by car. Then I finally woke up feeling fine. That day I even had a margarita. That was when I knew that the demons had left me and I was finally healed.
Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Fried Egg
2 Tb olive oil
4 c shredded brussels sprouts
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c balsamic vinegar
2 tsp pepper
1 tsp butter
1/4 c crumbled goat cheese
Heat a large frying pan with olive oil.
Add brussels sprouts and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Let brussels sit for a moment so they can brown, then continue to move them around the pan.
Add balsamic vinegar and cook down until it is less watery.
In a separate frying pan, melt butter over medium heat.
Fry eggs, keeping yolk soft.
Top each serving of brussels with a sprinkle of goat cheese an egg.