The recipe I chose is Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pine Nuts. It was so easy to make and used mostly pantry staples from my kitchen. That's a score in my book. I served them with meatloaf. Even Lee raved about how good it was. Cora and Beau gobbled them up. It was a good recipe. The only thing I would change would be to use reduced balsamic vinegar rather than balsamic vinaigrette. I thought the vinaigrette was too powerful and took away from the taste of the sprouts.
Here's the final result that I took on my phone. Sorry about my incredibly unartistic photo skills.
While at the grocery today, I looked for salsify. Nothing even close. I am so intrigued by that stuff now.
I have a suggestion for a future cooking challenge. Homemade bread. I would like to start making more bread at home, so I am looking for ideas.