posted by Kim
Need some last minute ideas for tomorrow? Well here are a few. Above is a vegetable that is often seen in some form or fashion on most thanksgiving tables: brussels sprouts. Most of us grew up not liking brussels sprouts, but times have sure changed. Now there are so many ways to prepare that green veggie so many of us plugged our nose to eat. How about a tangy shredded brussels sprout salad. The preperation is quick and the end result will compliment your turkey perfectly. Thinly slice 12 large brussels sprouts, 5 mushrooms and peel using a vegetable peeler 1 carrot. In a sautée pan swirl a little olive oil and toss in the brussels sprouts and cook for 3 minutes over medium high heat. The brussels sprouts will remain crunchy and will turn to a vibrant green color. Season with kosher salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Top with the mushrooms, carrots, a handful of crasins and this wonderful zesty orange dressing. In a blender take 1 large orange, juiced and zested, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons agave, 1 clove of garlic, peeled, a pinch of kosher salt and a couple grinds of black pepper. Blend together until smooth. While the blender is still going slowly pour in 1/4 cup olive oil until combined. Toss with salad and serve.
Carrots seem to be a staple this time of year. Try heightening their flavor by tossing them in this simple citrus glaze. Take 8 large carrots peeled and cut into matchsticks. Blanch them in boiling salted water for 5 minutes and drain. In a sautée pan add a big swirl of olive oil over medium heat. Add I head of roasted garlic and make a paste. Add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and wisk together. Squeeze the juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon into the mixture wisking until smooth. Season with kosher salt and a couple grinds of black pepper. Toss in carrots and serve.
To complete your thanksgiving dinner, here is a perfect sweet treat. Simply make a vanilla wafer cookie if you have extra time to spare or use store bought nilla wafers. Use frosting (as the glue) and add a hershey kiss to one side and a miniature white chocolate chip to the other side. Trim the cookie around the hershey kiss and you have perfect little acorns to share with your family and friends.
Thanksgiving is a time when we are thankful for many things. On the top on our list is family, friendship and food! Being able to create and share such wonderful food with our family and friends gives us both a great feeling of accomplishment. Cook with 2 Chicks hope that all of you enjoy this time of thanks and cherish your thanksgiving day spent with your loved ones.