Listen my readers and I will spout
the unsung virtues of the brussel sprout.
Cruciferous and really cute
with leafy edges that self-flute,
they pack nutritious clout.
We said to the turkey with tryptophan
And stuffing sweet and baste-y,
“This Thanksgiving our favorite pan
is the cabbage, green and tasty.”
One for the iron and vitamin C
Two for potassium, clearly
An ideal, tiny, leafy green
and perfect source of good protein,
it’s elevated lean cuisine.
The trick to the dish relies on the makin’
we tossed it with pine nuts and crispy bacon
Then sautéed it carefully just for a blink
(because overcooking will lead to a stink)
Serve them quickly, have your druthers
they’re more vulnerable than the others
To pesky tasters like your brothers.
They’re best roasted hot, and salted just right
They’ll dress up your plate, and you’ll savor each bite.