While I lay here in a blissful Thanksgiving food coma, I am going to share one of the lighter sides that graced our table this year. Not Thanksgiving specific by any means, these roasted Brussels sprouts topped with balsamic glaze are a quick way to add color and flavor to any meal. Plus, as soon as you say “oh these are topped with a balsamic glaze,” people think you are really fancy. They don’t need to know that this glaze takes less than ten minutes! It’ll be our little secret.
Frozen vegetables are a perennial staple in my house. I love being able to toss a bag of veggies into the microwave and wind up with a warm, flavorful side. Unfortunately, when you do microwave those ‘steam right in the bag!’ foods, you often wind up with wet, mushy lump of broccoli that is far from appetizing. In today’s quick post, I am going to share with you a couple of tricks I use to cook frozen vegetables so they taste fresh and flavorful. With just a couple of extra minutes (and a dash of seasoning), you can use these as a tasty replacement for the fresh version!