Like many of you (at least those of you in the U.S.) I will be cooking up a storm this week and eating even more. It is the beginning of the comfort food season! Everyone has their favorite dish for Thanksgiving (mine is cornbread dressing) but there is always room to try something new. Just in case you are looking for inspiration, below are a few of my recipes that would do you proud.
Just remember to take a moment to give thanks for the blessings in your life — friends, family, health, wealth, and a table covered in fabulous food. Then pass the gravy, y’all!
Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Breast with Cornbread Stuffing
Cornish Game Hens
Maple-Mustard Brussels Sprouts
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
Sausage Cornbread Dressing (aka Stuffing)
Fall Apple Salad
I have been a bit cuckoo crazy for Brussels sprouts lately. Which means I keep finding great ways to eat them. And, of course, I must share these new recipes with anyone who will listen. (Or, in your case my friend, read about them.) I’ll keep this short and oh-so-sweet.
The other evening I wanted to make grilled Brussels sprouts again. But I always feel like I need to tinker around and try something new. It being fall (well, everywhere but Texas — where we are still seeing temps in the 80’s,) I had some classic fall flavors on my mind — maple and mustard. A quick peek in the fridge confirmed I had some whole grain mustard left and I was off and rolling…
In terms of the Brussels sprouts, you can follow the prep and grilling instructions supplied in this previous post. While your li’l sprouts are cooking up, just whisk together 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (none of that Aunt Jemima stuff here) and a heaping tablespoon of whole grain mustard.
Once your sprouts are nice and charred a bit, remove them from the heat and pour into a bowl. Drizzle with your maple-mustard sauce and toss it all together. Mmmmm, mmmm…
Super easy and perfect for a quick dinner or something a bit fancier.