Thursday, November 19, 2009
Dad calls it a tree, I call it brussel sprouts!
Howdy Howdy! Had a great day off today running all over town doing errands! Not relaxing much but I'll worry about that on Saturday... since I'm off again. Not really a fan of split days off but it sure is nice to have at least 1 weekend day off. Working in retail, basically this is the calm before the storm before Black Friday hits. One week to go. I can't believe Thanksgiving is already here and before I know it, Christmas will be here too. Honestly, I'm not ready for the holidays. I love this time of the year but I'm really in no mood to fuss. I don't want to put the tree up, decorate, bake, nada. In the end I'll more then likely be forced to do all that and just deal with it! When will I get out of my slump? Maybe once my man shows up I'll turn around and be ready for the holiday! Speaking of Thanksgiving, I quickly put together my small menu for next weekend this morning because my dad is working, so it will just be my mom and I. I like to keep it simple, roasted turkey with aromatics and olive oil, baked sweet potatoes with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, whole wheat vegetarian stuffing, and sauteed brussel sprouts with shallots, pecans and dried cranberries. Plus dessert that I decided to cut the recipe in half so we don't have so much cake. How does Butterscotch Apple Cake sound with Green and Blacks vanilla ice cream on the side? Umm yeah I rather have dessert then turkey!! Check out these brussel sprouts! Our Trader Joe's been carrying them on a stalk for about 2 weeks now. We just bought our third stalk today, and surprisingly we aren't brussel sprout out yet! They are so delicious fresh off the stalk. We mostly been steaming them and eating plain. Although roasted sprouts are amazing! That why I decided we need brussel sprouts in our Thanksgiving meal. I've never had them sauteed on the stove top before but it sure sounds yummy along with pecans and cranberries. I'll be sure to blog about this experience! Anyone else love their brussel sprouts? How do you usually cook them?