I’m going to be serving Brussel Sprout and Cranberry Salad too on Thanksgiving, because you can’t just have all the carbs of Golden Garlic Potatoes and Grain Free and Dairy Free Pumpkin Cheesecake without serving up some vegetables. So besides my Green bean and Butternut Casserole, I thought the crew would like this Brussel Sprout and Cranberry Salad. I love dried cranberries and I buy the organic ones sweetened and dried in fruit juice. Cranberries are good for a variety of reasons. High in Vitamin C and dietary fiber, and good for your digestive system, urinary track, cholesterol and even high blood pressure.
Brussel Sprouts are a cute, if food can be cute, little miniature heads that resembles a cabbage. In that tiny Brussel sprout head lies a huge amount of health benefits. Everything from Vitamin’s A, C, E and K, flavonoid anti-oxidants, minerals, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, to name just a few. All the nutrients in these little packages can help offer protection from cancers, and promote eye and bone health. Baked Brussel sprouts are another way to enjoy these packed little morsels of goodness.
Now that you have several recipes to be part of your Thanksgiving menu, what are traditions that you have at this time of year? Some friends and families get together on Thanksgiving morning and play tag football, although honestly I don’t see how any of the women have time for that. That’s where my memory is a little foggy, that’s right, it’s just the guys who do that, silly me. Other homes, the TV is on with football game after football game, some families play board games, and some go out to dinner. Maybe I’m doing this wrong, going out to dinner and letting someone else to all the cooking and clean up sounds pretty good. I always think that sounds good, but who am I kidding, me, not be in the kitchen on Thanksgiving? That will never happen. We are anticipating the arrival of our Grandson and his mom and dad coming from San Francisco, it’s his first Thanksgiving, and he’s eating table food now so can’t wait to share all the goodness with him. Take time out this Thanksgiving to create some new traditions with your friends and family.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes