I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and happy holidays! Mine were one word....busy! Wow...I think I was going from 3pm Christmas Eve straight to 12am Christmas night! It was great family time though, and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!
To change gears from the posts of treats and cookies highlighting December, I want to share a fabulous healthy side dish I prepared for Christmas Day....Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/ Maple-Balsamic Drizzle. If you don't like Brussels sprouts, THIS is the recipe that WILL change your mind! The original recipe is from WW Online, and I did not change a thing. It is super easy and so tasty. It goes great with just about any kind of meat you choose to serve it with.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/ Maple-Balsamic Drizzle
from WW Online
Servings - 6 Serving Size - about 3/4 cup cooked brussels sprouts Points Plus per Serving - 3 points+
Calories - 122, Total Fat - 5g, Carb. - 18g, Protein - 5.1g, Fiber 5.7g
2 cups uncooked Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
2 TBS. extra virgin olive oil
2 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, divided
1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
3 TBS. balsamic vinegar
2 TBS pure maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a bowl, coat the Brussels sprouts with extra virgin olive oil, 2 tsp. kosher salt and pepper. Pour sprouts onto cookie sheet lined with silpat OR nonstick aluminum foil. Arrange them in single layer. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through, until caramelized and soft.
2. While sprouts are baking, in a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, syrup and 1/4 tsp salt. Heat on stove on med heat to boiling until thick and saucy, about 3 minutes. DO NOT OVERCOOK!
3. When sprouts are done, spoon into serving dish and drizzle with syrup. Serve and enjoy!
As I mentioned, Christmas was super busy for me! ( not unlike the rest of December!) I am so ready to have some boring in my life already! lol I got a really nice new gift for Christmas though, a new computer! I am still trying to get used to it. It is very different working from a laptop when you are used to a desktop! I am slowly adding all the bookmarks and trying to figure out all the passwords I need. I also got some new cookbooks ( inspiration!) and a really awesome herb chopper I haven't had the chance to use yet.
I hope that I will be able to find more time to actually COOK now that the holidays are almost behind us! What kind of nice things did you get for Christmas?