If 2020 was a food, what would it be?

Brussels Sprouts anyone?

I saw this question recently and my immediate response was Brussels Sprouts!

Apparently I’m not alone as many of the comments reflected my dislike of this humble little green balls of goodness 🤢

And then I arrived at my mother’s place for dinner last night and what was she serving up?

Yes you guessed it!

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To be fair, they were roasted with chicken and other veges, covered in maple syrup and mustard, so were actually quite delicious, but it was the thought of them that sent me texting my sister and daughters, complaining that my mother was making me eat Brussels Sprouts! And yes I am a 59 year old firstborn!

So what would your answer be?

If 2020 was a food, what would it be? I’m very interested to hear your answers.

Wishing you a good week ahead.

I’m especially sending good vibes to my sister and friends in Melbourne who are now on stage 4 restrictions and have endured so much already. Stay well and keep your sense of humour intact (as much as you can).

Deb xx

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67 Replies to “If 2020 was a food, what would it be?”

  1. Interesting how my food would also be Brussels sprouts, Deb. I have a specific reason for this. I don’t want to turn anyone off and it was likely an unusual situation: a few years ago, I cut into some cooked Brussels sprouts and they contained many little black bugs. Your Mother’s Brussels sprouts sound wonderful. Unfortunately, I cannot unsee what I saw.😉

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  2. When I married my husband, he hated brussel sprouts too but I’ve turned him! I think roasting them is the key 🙂 I love them! If 2020 was a food, it would have to be tofu, not just because it’s my food nemesis but because it’s bland, slimy and always makes me want to gag 🙂

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    1. Yes I can see that roasting them is much better to previous ways of cooking them. I laughed at your choice of Tofu, bland, slimy and gag material! Great choice.


    1. Thanks Carol for your suggestions although I don’t mind either of those things! I’m hearing you, and the others, on roasting the little suckers. Hope things aren’t too bad for you over there.

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      1. I’m just beginning to feel like I might actually be living the Gentleman in Moscow’s life and am under house arrest for life! 😂 it’s been nearly 5 months now …maybe the halfway point? One day at a time! 😷

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  3. I’m one of the few Deb who loves Brussel sprouts. It’s weird I know. For me 2020 would have to be capsicum or mushrooms. Yuk! I must say Deb when I check out the link ups I love to look at the titles and try to pick which post is Debs. I was right today. Your titles often have a lovely quirkiness

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    1. I seem to be in the minority Jennifer, with most people enjoying the little green balls. I actually don’t mind capsicum and mushrooms but I am happy to have you join in!
      I am thrilled with your comment about my titles too, I try hard to think of some quirky words to string together that tempt people to click on my post. It’s working – (for you anyway) and I love getting feedback like that so thank you very much! I love how you make it a little mystery by picking the bloggers from their titles!!


  4. In the minority here, I LOVE Brussels Sprouts. With bacon especially. Promise it’s not just because I love bacon.

    If 2020 were a food… what a great theme. I honestly can’t think of a food. 2020 has been such a rollercoaster in so many ways, just thinking of the year so far has put me off food.

    SSG xxx

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  5. Oh you have definitely chosen the same as me – Brussel sprouts are one of the things I would never choose off a menu! I always have one token sprout with my Christmas dinner, but I always eat it first so I have got it out of the way and I can enjoy the rest!

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  6. I like Brussel sprouts but I can’t imagine eating them with maple syrup that is definitely not an English thing. How about garlic it makes every one avoid getting too close.

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    1. No it was a new recipe mum was trying out chicken and roasted veges with maple syrup and mustard – it was nicer than I thought! Yes garlic is a great choice!! Thanks for joining in.


  7. I love Brussel sprouts, Debbie. In fact, we had some chocolate covered ones a few Christmases ago. They were a hit.

    If 2020 were food, it would be a banana. Why? Because I feel like the world has trodden on the skin and is still slipping down the road.

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  8. Roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar and bacon. YUMMY! I choose a peach. So beautiful and tempting when you look at it (remember January?), but then you bit into it and discover some rotten parts. Finally, you get to the seed, which, again, is full of promise for another new beginning (as long as you don’t bit too hard and break your teeth on it 🙂 ).

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  9. I love Brussel sprouts and hubby doesn’t. I did try the maple syrup/mustard approach and nope, still he wouldn’t eat them. Only time he’s ever liked them was at a restaurant where they had a caramelized version with onions and bacon. Everything tastes better with bacon! I know many folks dislike Brussel sprouts… but for me, it’s zucchini. I love almost every vegetable except zucchini. Only way I like it is in zucchini bread… where you can’t tell its there.

    Anyway, what food is 2020? The answer that came to my mind is Wonder white bread. (not sure you have it in Australia – US brand) Boring, tasteless, not very nutritious or exciting, but if it’s all you have, you can make it work.

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    1. Yes I agree Pat, everything tastes better with bacon! I actually don’t mind zucchini too much it’s great in chocolate cakes as it makes it really moist, probably like the bread you mention. Yes we have wonder white bread here and I think your summary is spot on! We have to work with what we have as you say 🙂 Thanks for your thoughts.

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  10. Haha. The age-old love/hate Brussell Sprout’s war rages on. I don’t mind them, have eaten plenty; good and bad.

    Now, 2020 as food, maybe something polarising and hard to swallow, frustrating to prepare but ultimately surprising. Something like Duran. This year, with all its twists and turns, is nothing if not surprising. And a little on the nose. 😛

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    1. Yes it does seem to be a love/hate war doesn’t it? I’m coming around to them not being as bad as I once thought, maybe my taste buds are maturing – finally 🙂

      Your 2020 as a food is spot on! Thanks for joining the discussion.

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  11. Hey, I like brussells! 🙂 Though I remember getting off a long haul flight and then smelling them boiling at what my body thought was breakfast time and yeah… that was highly unpleasant!

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  12. It’s got to be how people cooked these foods I reckon. I never liked broccoli much and in latter years really liked it. Mum and Dad, grew up in the Depression years, and they both liked ‘offal’ which included lamb’s fry which I think is the kidney…NOOOO I cannot eat it.

    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek #200. Next week, the optional prompt is 32/51 Why Did I? 10.8.2020. I look forward to seeing you then too. Denyse.

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    1. Yes I agree Denyse, the way of cooking these things makes such a difference! I remember we used to have things like brains and lambs fry too but I was never a fan. See you next week 🙂

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  13. For me it would be cauliflower and white sauce – especially the kind that’s been sitting in front of you for three hours that your father insists you eat but that makes you heave every time you look at it.

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