Speaking of Christmas. I just posted a recipe of Brussels sprouts with chestnuts, bacon and parsley on kitchen & aroma. It's a recipe I adapted from the one and only Nigella Lawson. I've been making this side dish for years now and we all love it (of course it was part of our feast last Saturday). I saw Nigella making it on TV when she was preparing a turkey meal and I was looking for ideas for side dishes with our turkey. Now we would never even serve turkey without this. It's so common that people, especially children, don't like Brussels sprouts but mine love it. I think the reason is this side dish; it makes them taste so so so much better. Brussels sprouts are very healthy but I know the bacon isn't, and it's probably the only time you'll find bacon in a recipe on kitchen & aroma.
There is another side dish I always make with the turkey that has sweet potatoes and pecans (it's delicious!). I first tasted that one at Thanksgiving in Canada in 2009. I think I'll also share that recipe before Christmas.
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Monday!
photo credit: Lisa Hjalt