Monday, November 28, 2011

Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner!

This is far, far, far from a cooking blog.
Far.
But, I did two things right last Thursday:

1. Brussels sprouts


2. Sweet potatoes


I love brussels sprouts.
My in-law's not so much.
So I tricked them!
I chopped the sprouts into ribbons...
added bacon, figs, shallots, and walnuts.
A little balsamic. A splash of orange juice.
I knew it was a winner when my Father-in-law turned to me and said,
"I love this salad! What kind is it?"
He had no idea it was brussels sprouts.
Confirmation came when I forgot to bring the leftovers home with me.
They polished them off!


As for the sweet potatoes,
Ben's family never ate them with Thanksgiving.
Sacrilege, right? 
Ben had a similar dish at his work potluck and loved it, so I gave it a shot. 
I mostly followed this recipe
So good.
Ben's mom, who doesn't like sweet potatoes, had seconds.
I saw her!

I'll be making both again FOR SURE.

1 comment:

Chrissy said...

I love both dishes!! Great job!!