Color schemes are so intimidating!!! I'm trying to plan out my sitting room, it's the trickiest. The couch pillows have green and blue in them, and I've decided on super pale blue for the walls.
I don't want to go green, because the couch is a very in-between color (grey-green-light taupe) and I don't want to bring out more green in it, I'd rather bring out the grey-taupe. But then what do I do for the carpet/rug? More blue? Or is that too matchy-matchy? Grey? Brown, or is that too much brown?? I don't want it all one color, or even two, but I have no idea what colors work together!
This, to me, is too matchy. Not what I'm going for.
I love this, but is there too much going on? It would let me add touches of red, which are my favorite... What do you think?? I'm starting from scratch here, any advice would be welcome!!
What do you think?? I'm starting from scratch here, any advice would be welcome!! Help me decorate my house! My next step is a rug, so I need to decide what colors are good options. Help!!
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon (adapted from The English Kitchen)
4 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
1 pound fresh brussels sprouts
1/4 red onion, diced small (or a shallot or two)
2 tsp fresh thyme
1 Tb butter
salt and pepper
First, prepare your sprouts. Rinse, cut off the ends remove the loose outside leaves. Slice sprouts in half (or more if they're large).
Heat a pan on medium-high heat. Add bacon, and cook till it starts to get crispy. Add onion and butter, and cook till onion is softened. Add sprouts and thyme, and cook till the edges just start to brown. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper, and serve!
Salty bacon, sweet caramelized onions, roasty toasty sprouts... So good! I tend to claim leftovers, even if they get all floppy, they still taste scrumptious!