This week’s Vegetable Box Feature: Holiday Favourites
Looking for ways to incorporate this week’s veggie bundle into your Holiday menus? Here are some of my favourite side dishes. A delicious addition to your Holiday celebrations whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Yule, Christmas, Boxing Day or Kwanzaa.
“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces- just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child
Holiday Brussel Sprouts
Created By: Unknown
This red and green side dish is not only the right colours, it’s also easy and delicious.
1lb brussel sprouts, steamed
3 TBSP maple syrup
1 TBSP vegetable oil
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
½ tsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ cup dried cranberries
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat an 8x8 inch baking dish with cooking spray or oil.
Honey Roasted Carrots
Created By: Vered DeLeeuw
Carrots become beautifully caramelized when coated in honey and olive oil and roasted in a hot oven.
1 lb. carrots
2 TBSP olive oil (or melted unsalted butter)
1 TBSP honey
½ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with high-heat-resistant parchment paper. Wash the carrots and dry them well.
Easy Mashed Potato Casserole
Created by: Dawnsigkap
Great for preparing beforehand and then an easy 35-minute bake when company comes over.
2 TBSP butter
9 large potatoes, peeled
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 (6 ounce) package cream cheese
1 tsp onion salt
½ tsp garlic powder
1 dash ground black pepper
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 pinch dried parsley flakes, or to taste
1 pinch paprika, or to taste
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a casserole dish.
If making in advance for a party, do not add the dressing until you are ready to serve. The recipe makes more salad dressing than is required for the salad.
4 oz whole pecans
1 TBSP butter, melted
1 TBSP sugar
Honey Mustard Vinaigrette:
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 TBSP honey mustard
1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 tsp)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper, to taste
1lb mixed salad greens
4 oz goat cheese
1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1- to 2-inch thin slices
1. Toast the pecans:
Preheat oven to 300°F. Put the pecans in a bowl, sprinkle the melted butter over them, and toss until they are all well coated with butter. Then sprinkle the pecans with sugar and gently toss again until they are lightly coated.
Wishing you & your Family/Friends a wonderful Holiday!
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