I've always served Green Giant broccoli in cheese sauce with Christmas dinner (blushes). I still like it, but I'm a better cook than that.
I wanted to make caramelized Brussels sprouts with roasted chestnuts, but my ex is coming to dinner and he hates Brussels sprouts (he's fond of saying that his favorite vegetable is chicken -- 'nuff said?).
Well, I'm supposed to be developing recipes for my blog and my portfolio for when I apply for Next Food Network Star (believe it or not, I was serious about that). I do know how to make creamed pearl onions, but with the Yorkshire pudding, that's a lot of white on the plate.
I considered making sauteed spinach with water chestnuts and bacon. Then, of course, I'm watching last night's Chopped and the judges referred to bacon as "crutch" and "cop-out." Uh...
I also thought of braising bacon-wrapped leeks in white wine, but see the previous mention of bacon (and leeks are a tought sell with some people).
"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."
"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)
"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)
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