So how was your first day of 2012? Ours was pretty fantastic.
Kai and I started the day off with some chocolate pancakes.
Topped with some Coconut Milk Whip Cream, Bananas and Sprinkles.
Now that's how you start a new year!
And the coconut milk whip cream? Yeah, I made that! :D
With some of my Christmas money I got I bought myself this Whip Cream maker. 1 can of coconut milk later I had my whipped topping. Of course those pancakes were the last of it. I MAY have gotten a little cool whip crazy New Years Eve and gone a little over board topping my Chai tea. :)
Lunch yesterday was spent at Granny's house. It was our last Christmas celebration - with the Hub's granny, parents, aunts, and cousin. Granny makes ham and a potato dish and then everyone else brings a dish or two. I was asked to bring the Brussels Sprout dish that I made for Granny's birthday. I guess it really was liked!
I'm not sure if I put this on here before, but even if I did, I've changed it up a bit. Last time I used canned beans which I found to be a little too soft. I also added wine instead of veggie broth this time, which really kicked the flavor up. :)
BRUSSELS SPROUT & WHITE BEAN
1 lb Brussels Sprouts - End trimmed & Cut in half
1 Red Onion - sliced
1/2 t Minced Garlic
3/4 C cooked White Beans (Mine came out of my freezer)
1/2 C Red Wine (I used Red Velvet Cupcake Wine)
1/8 C Nutritional Yeast
1/3 C Shredded Kraft Parmesan Romano & Asiago Cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 425°.
Place your cut Brussels Sprouts and Onion on a baking sheet, drizzle with Olive Oil and roast for 30-45 minutes (until it's golden).
When the veggies are nearly done roasting heat some Olive Oil in a skillet and add your garlic. Let it cook a few minutes so that the garlic is just right.
Add the beans, roasted veggies and wine. Let simmer about 5-10 minutes until the liquid is mostly cooked off.
Put in a serving dish and add your cheeses.
|Chop your veggies.|
|And roast them up.|
|Heat your garlic.|
|Add the beans.|
|And your veggies.|
|And your wine. :)|
|Simmer, simmer, simmer|
|Plus cheese and ready to serve|
The final dish is a little dark but it tastes amazing. And that's not just me saying that!