My sis discovered this recipe on this foodie blog. It’s so good. We decided to change it up a bit from the green bean casserole at Thanksgiving, and go for a different veggie dish tradition. It’s officially been inducted as member of our new Thanksgiving menu. I’ve even made it again since then!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 apples, chopped
- one onion, chopped
- 1-2 cups of cranberries (I did 2 cups. Raw cranberries are known as a “superfood” because it’s super high in nutrins–fiber, vitamins A and K, among many)
- butternut squash, cubed (choose any size, larger if you like butternut, medium if you are on the fence)
- a LOT of brussel sprouts (recipe calls for 1 lb, and I didn’t get enough on this one. 1 lb=a large sack!), halved or quartered
- Half or quarter the brussels. Trim off any browned leaves. I don’t know why, but I think brussels are so cute! Mini-cabbages.
- Oven preheating to 400.
Chop the apple. I use my tool to get started.
Chop the onion and the butternut, and measure out 2 cups of cranberries. I did buy a butternut squash, BUT since my one nice knife is missing, I also cheated and bought the pre-cut squash cubes. To save my hands from more calluses and any thrashing in the kitchen. I have to hammer my knife into the squash for it to cut through.
Put all the ingreds on a foil-lined baking sheet. I would spray it a little, too.
I doubled the sauce part, and you don’t have to use it all. But since I add more crans, apple and butternut, I wanted enough sauce. So double it, and you can use most of it.
- 1/4 c. olive oil
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp curry
- 1Tbsp of brown sugar
- salt and pepp to taste
In a liquid measuring cup, add 1/4 cup of olive oil and 2 Tbsp of balsamic vinegar.
Add the 1 tsp of curry.
Pour over the mix lightly. Toss it to make sure it’s even coated. You want a light coating, not a drenched mix, so add the seasoning accordingly.
Now sprinkle on 1 Tbsp of brown sugar.
Bake in the oven @ 400 for 20 minutes, then toss it a bit, and bake for another 20-25 minutes.
Question for the day:
How do you de-peel your cloves of garlic?
Leave a comment…enlighten me! I struggle with this one.