I'm sure many of you saw this yourselves, and it's not especially amazing, but I just like it. For those of you that didn't see it or don't recognize it, this was at the Ballard Trader Joes, and it is a stalk of Brussels sprouts still on the stem.
This ended up being something really yummy and quick to do with Brussels: cut them cross-wise into shavings so they fall apart into threads. Make them as thin as possible, or as thin as you like. Toss them with a bit of olive oil, whole grain mustard, salt, and pepper, and bake at 450 for about 20 minutes, stirring once half-way through. I used four large brussels in shaved into a 9"x5" loaf pan for two servings. They were sweet, crispy around the edges, and wholesome warming for a winter's evening.