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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, December 05, 2011

Good Morning - Happy Monday to you!

Thanks Jerry and Ann


A lot of you asked about the brussel sprouts recipe - I don't like brussels sprouts to be honest with you - but I loved Jenn's. So don't be afraid to try them! Delicious!

OK, here's the recipe for the brussels sprouts:



Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar and Pancetta
From Bon Appetit

8-10 servings

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 lbs brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved
6 oz thinly sliced pancetta, chopped (ok to substitute bacon)
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Brush heavy large rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Place 1 tablespoon oil in large bowl; mix in brussels sprouts, pancetta, and garlic.
Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.
Spread mixture in single layer on prepared sheet.
Roast until brussels sprouts are tender and brown, stirring often, about 20 minutes.
(Can be made 3 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)

Drizzle brussels sprouts with vinegar; sprinkle with thyme.
Stir to coat. Return to 450 degree oven; roast until heated through, about 5 minutes.
Transfer to bowl;
Serve.

The other thing friends asked for - I explained her dressing - she went to a site that allowed you to pick what you want in your dressing and they will tell you how much of everything to use.

It was a great site - because they don't only make dressing the way you want - there is a lot more!

Thank you Jenn! My buddies will love this!

The create your own stuffing came from here:
Create-your-own stuffing

Merry Christmas.

Thought for the day:

"Love doesn't just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new." ~ Ursula Le Guin

Goes for brussel sprouts too!

Thanks to my newest follower - can't see you yet on my list, but I will. lol

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48 comments:

Jill said...

I don't like brussell sprouts either but these do look good. I just might have to try this one day. Thanks for sharing it, Sandie. Have a wonderful day! :)

My Journey With Candida said...

Oh yummmy... I roast my brussel sprouts like this only I leave out the bacon, vinegar, onions and thyme. I like to taste just the vegetable...

Changes in the wind said...

If I cooked I would give this a try:)

Sandra said...

i love Brussel sprouts but have never had them, thanks for he recipe. these sound good. i love that frosty and his nose picking and the deer with the ornaments on his antlers.

Patti said...

Well I am not a Brussels sprouts eater either, but I have to admit these look and sound good. I just may have to bite the bullet and try them.

Thanks,
Patti

Kim said...

I tried brussell sprouts this way in the fall. Not bad at all.

Jeanie said...

I do like brussel sprouts and this looks like a great way to eat them. Like Changes in the wind, above, I don't cook much but these look like something good enough to get me into the kitchen.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

If I cooked I might try to make these! lol....love the cartoon, made me laugh out loud!! hugs, Linda

Susan said...

Hey little chickadee...

Guess what? When I went to the supermarket yesterday, I bought brussel sprouds in ANTICIPATION of your recipe! So thanks a lot.

Take care,Sandie, and have a terrific Monday! Susan

Nancy said...

This dish does look delicious...If I find my way into the kitchen, I will try it.....

Have a great day, friend..

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Really do not like brussel sprouts but do love that quote by Ursula LeGuin!

Desiree said...

I love Brussels sprouts. This recipe will come in handy when our new season sprouts become available next year. I do NOT like frozen sprouts!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I am definitely going to try this! I've had Brussels sprouts just a few times and they were good! But I've never made them. This looks easy enough to try! Pinning the recipe! Enjoy your day!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Cute cartoon!!
I love Brussel sprouts, but my family doesn't like them so I never eat them unless we are at a buffet where they are served. :( Maybe I'll try this recipe and they'll change their minds! :)
Thanks for sharing the recipe, Sandie, and have a great week!

Whosyergurl said...

Love the first cartoon! Doug's brother, Paul, made brussel sprouts yesterday- had bacon and apples in it. VERY good! May have to make this.
xo, Cheryl

dr momi said...

Still laughing at Frosty pickin' his nose. LOL!

Flora said...

yumm... I love Brussel Sprouts

Shanda said...

I don't like brussel sprouts but LOVE the frosty cartoon!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm eating Jill, Patti, Ann Marie and Shanda's brussel sprouts! I got dibs!

SweetMarie said...

I don't care for brussel sprouts, but those do look tasty. Cute cartoon. :)
Happy Monday Sandie!
Don't forget to let me know how the movie was. :)

Belle said...

Love the cartoon! I don't like brussel sprouts either, but this looks very good.

Rebecca said...

I hate BSprouts but I might JUST HAVE TO TRY THESE! Maybe I just hate the frozen hard ones my momma made when I as a kind. GROSS!

Love to you~

xoRebecca

Eva Ason said...

I love brussel sprouts - it looks so yummy [gimme gimme] Funny cartoon [giggle]
Have a great day my friend - I survived my first day at work [phew] Hugs x

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love the sprouts! Gottas try this recipe.
re, the cookbooks, I got them from Dover Publications. Theres a link at the beginning of the post where you can sign up to receive their free images.
*hugs*deb

Angela said...

That recipe looks delish! I haven't seen fresh ones in the store lately. I'd love to try it.

Hugs,
Angela

Thisisme. said...

That newest follower better beware, for you WILL find her! Hee Hee! Loved the cartoon of the snowman picking his nose!! Gosh, that really is a different recipe for brussel sprouts. I will have to have a go at that before Christmas Day and see if it comes out okay. Hope your Monday is going well. Sending hugs to you.

A Quiet Corner said...

OK..I'm going out on a limb here I LOVE BRUSSELS SPROUTS...just plain naked...cooked though...:)JP

Michaele said...

Maybe I need to give brussel sprouts another try. It has only been about 25 years since the last one I ate.

Ann said...

I can only eat brussel sprouts in very small quantities. Maybe I'll have to try them this way

Crystal Mary said...

Oh Yummy.......that looks so good...
Do you know how to cook beans Italian style?
one cup water
lots of green beans
one small choped onion
clove garlic
large spoon of tomato paste
quarter cup olive oil.
salt and peper to taste
bring to boil in sausepan, turn down to simmer for about 20mins.
Yummy served hot
or cold in a salad.

The Wiggles are Ozzies (Australian) and sing "Old man emu."
An emu chased my son all around a park one day trying to eat his potato chips, I had to take the bag off my crying/terrified son and give it to the emu to stop it! We laugh about it now that Peter is 43.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Chatty -

Cute cartoon!

I still don't like Brussels Sprouts.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Knitty said...

Thanks for posting the recipe and link to the dressing info. I scribbled a note to ask you about them but that was as far as I've gotten since last week.

I feel like a sign I saw in a catalog on a page full of western themed items. "I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope of lost a horse!"

Your friend...
Hmmm, what's my name again?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE roasted brussel sprouts!! And I am still chuckling about the snowman picking his nose!! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

I can't do Brussel Sprouts (do they still sell Brussel Sprouts? I thought they'd been phased out or outlawed or something. Maybe I was just hoping it was so.

I still love your recipe though. I think someone should embrace the "less loved vegetables" and attempt to bring them around.

Karen Lange said...

Will have to try that recipe. I'm not a fan, but if you aren't either, and liked it, then I might too! :) Thanks a bunch!

DeanO said...

Well Sandie -if picking your nose could ever be funny...this one was. Great play on words

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I'm so glad I came to your blog because I want to try that recipe. I like brussel sprouts and this recipe is different than any I have seen for them. The photo makes the sprouts look delish! Thanks.-------- Shannon

Loveforfood said...

is hard to find Brussels Sprouts in my country.. but it sure looks good. i am going to copy down the recipe.... thanks a lot for sharing.

That corgi :) said...

Thanks for the recipe, Sandie! Gonna make them sometime!! LOl with the Frosty cartoon; too funny!

betty

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh that Frosty the Snowman is in deep trouble!
love
tweedles

Pondside said...

I love Brussels Sprouts - but am the only one here that does. I wonder if this recipe might win them over....

Stacy said...

I LOVE brussel sprouts so will definitely have to try this!

Catherine said...

Love the cartoon and the recipe looks tasty! Yum!
xo Catherine

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sandie Sweetie...
Oh my gosh, I don't like brussel sprouts either, but the recipe sounds so yummy. I am going to give it a try and I will let you know if I like brussel sprouts when I am through.

Thank you for sharing. Love the snowman picking his nose. So darn cute. Have a beautiful day sweetie. It is a cold 39 degrees here in the valley this morning. Someone please turn the heat back on. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Rhonda said...

LOL Frosty picking his nose...hilarious!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

mmmm, drooling over it.

the brussel sprouds sound great!
what a great recipe, i'm going to have to try it out asap.

Debbie said...

Well, I LOVE LOVE LOVE brussels sprouts so I'm pinning this recipe!

And laughing about Frosty picking his nose.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for the recipe. I have got to try them. Love that joke!!
Hope your having a great week. I haven't been home much.