Today’s Recipe and Location: Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
Pages: 336 - 337 Copyright: 2013 Harper Collins OR
Apparently, brussel sprouts have only 38 calories per cup. Whoa baby! That is really low. They are really good for you and are high in potassium and Vitamin C. When I googled brussel sprouts, I found recipes from Martha Stewart to Southern Living. Apparently, they are growing in popularity. We talked about them at lunch one day, and I didn’t even know much about them, having avoided them as a child and adult. I did know that they were part of the cabbage family. If you are game, this looks like an interesting recipe from Ree.
I was getting my hair colored yesterday, and Colleen, my hairstylist, showed me a new magazine that I must order. It is called the Food Network Magazine. It was filled with ideas and recipes. There was even a large article on Ree Drummond, Pioneer Woman. I happily took the little tear out order form and plan on ordering it today.
One of my favorite memories of Thanksgiving or Christmas was spending it at my Grandparent’s home in Aurora. Their basement was rectangular in shape and unfinished. A little off center was a giant old octopus furnace. It had huge metal pipes extending out from the rotund center. It had a real presence in basement.
My Grandmother served dinner on a long wooden table. My Mom currently uses this beautiful table in her kitchen. The highback chairs were great. We also had card tables set up for the kids. I loved spending time with my cousins. We are a close family and really enjoy each other’s company. Holidays are great fun!