First impressions are always something that most of us worry about. That nerve-racking job interview, first day of school, but you know which one I love… introducing someone I’m dating to my friends. Boys always seem to sweat the meet and greet with the parents, but if the friends give you a thumbs down then try not to let the door hit you on the way out.
For me personally, I’ve had quite a few of these “meetings” over my lifetime, some have gone really really well and others not so much, and sorry fellas but you know the drill, i’m like the Taylor Swift of blogging, once we date our love affair is fair game.
So when I first started dating let’s call him Mr. X, this was at a time in my life where every Saturday night you could find me kicking up my boots at a well known Country bar called Nashville North. For those of you who have never been this bar is a hoot, cause even if you don’t like country music, who doesn’t like dancing in a uniform line while rocking a cowboy hat??? It’s pretty much the cats ass. The problem with this scenario was that “Mr. X” wasn’t exactly a country kinda kid. Picture a bar full of denim and plaid wearing dudes and then in walks a 6’5” Bboy in a two piece teal velour track suit. Teal! Velour! Tracksuit!
First off, who wears a velour tracksuit to a bar?! And second, who wears a TEAL velour tracksuit?! No matter where he was took me about .5 seconds to spot him in the crowd, and then all long night while I was trying to two step, he kept trying to rub up against me with his velour. Needless to say he was never invited back for any more boot scootin’ boogies. Sad cause he was so pretty.
Speaking of pretty, this bowl of sautéed veg turkey and hummus is one of my new favourites. It’s simple and soooooooo delicious, just like Mr X, minus the tracksuit of course (insert winky face).
6 brussel sprouts trimmed and finely chopped
4-5 large florets of broccoli chopped into bite size pieces
½ pound ground turkey (white or dark meat your call)
1 garlic clove chopped
1 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp olive oil
2 – 3 tbsp hummus
Salt and pepper to taste
First you’re going to need to prep all your veg: cleaned, chopped then set aside.
Next toss your olive oil, ground turkey, garlic and turmeric into a large pan and get that going over medium heat. You just want to give your turkey a bit of a head start before tossing in the veg, like 1-2 minutes max.
So now that you’ve got the meat going toss in your veg, salt and pepper to taste and then cover. Every couple of minutes take off the lid and stir, but that’s it. Once your veg and turkey are fully cooked you are ready to toss in your hummus and enjoy.
Simple, tasty, and best enjoyed wearing a velour tracksuit.