2nd thanksgiving.

we decided late friday afternoon that we wanted to cook a turkey.
with stuffing.
and maple bacon brussels sprouts.
and green bean casserole.
and mashed potatoes.
mmm, and gravy.
oh. and homemade rolls.
(we have some hardboiled eggs?)
lets make deviled eggs too.
what started off as just a turkey...
(and craving thanksgiving leftovers)
became a very spur of the moment 2nd thanksgiving.

and i soon realized that i love cooking.
and baking.  and entertaining.
too much to not host our own thanksgiving.
(in addition to the real thanksgiving that we attend each year.)

and its a good thing.
because i found my new love...
hello maple bacon brussles sprouts.
i adore you.

Bacon Maple Brussels Sprouts
(adapted by jen via http://www.dinneratchristinas.com/)

35ish brussels sprouts
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp maple syrup (the real stuff!)
5 slices bacon, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400°. Discard outer leaves of brussels sprouts and give them a rinse.  Trim the bottoms and halve them.

In a medium bowl, toss the brussels sprout halves with olive oil, maple syrup (the real stuff, please!), bacon, salt, and pepper.

Spread the mixture on a baking sheet.
Roast for about 30 minutes, turning a few times, until the brussels sprouts are tender and caramelized and the bacon is crisp.

oh yum.


sarah said...

my parents and i had thanksgiving just the three of us the saturday before thanksgiving. we like our own leftovers too :)

and those brussel sprouts with bacon look SO good! thanks for the recipe!

Rorie said...

I have more brussels sprouts, so I think I may have to try this recipe tonight. I think I have bacon. I'll have to go check. Looks yummy, as usual!

Jen said...

I do the same thing. We didn't host Thanksgiving this year for the first time in years...and I still found myself making the usual items on Friday. I think we also love leftovers too much to not have turkey sandwiches for the rest of the weekend!

Will need to try this brussel sprouts recipe...it sounds yummy!

sarah said...

i'm in the middle of dinner but had to pause to say:

oh yum. i picked up brussel sprouts at the market tonight. even without the maple syrup (which i thought i had, but didn't) they are so good!

it's true.
bacon makes everything better!

Sam said...

Those sprouts sure do look good. Mmmmmmmm.

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