How is Thanksgiving next week? I looked at the calendar yesterday and was shocked. I thought I had another week to get ready. I need to get my act together. It’s game time!
We aren’t doing anything big for Thanksgiving since we don’t have family close by, but we are going to celebrate with good food. We are making a small feast to share with friends. I don’t have the entire menu set yet, I know, I need to get on that. Hey, I thought I had another week. I do know I am making Chopped Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries, Pecans & Blue Cheese. This side dish is so easy and is a great addition to any Thanksgiving table.
If you usually turn up your nose when you hear the word BRUSSELS SPROUTS, hang with me on this one. The Brussels sprouts are not cooked, so they don’t have a strong flavor, but FYI cooked Brussels sprouts are good too, you have to try my favorite roasted Brussels sprouts. But anyways, for this recipe, fresh Brussels sprouts are chopped and mixed in with dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and blue cheese. All of those goodies get drizzled with a simple apple cider dijon mustard dressing.
I love the crunch from the Brussels sprouts and pecans. The dried cranberries add a hint of sweetness while the blue cheese adds the perfect amount of creaminess. All of the flavors work together to create an amazing side dish…or main dish. Sometimes I eat this and only this for dinner. It is so good all by itself! I will share on Thanksgiving day though:)
Looking for an easy side dish to add to your Thanksgiving table? Make Chopped Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries, Pecans & Blue Cheese.