The only thing missing was a good vegetable side dish. I came across the idea for this one on the interwebs and I called off the search. Roasted butternut squash and Brussels sprouts was just right.
I wouldn’t touch brussels sprouts or squash with a ten-foot pole as a kid but I’m currently in the middle of a love affair with both. It’s intense, it’s unexpected and it’s true love. I make both pretty much on a weekly basis, despite my kids’ claims they’re gross. Just wait, kiddo, just wait. One day your misbegotten taste buds will wise up.
When I saw this side dish that combined them, I knew from the jump it would be perfect. And it was – simple, flavorful, with a great contrast of texture from the soft squash, tender-crisp sprouts and crunchy pecans. Any Friendsgiving would be lucky to have this side dish on the table.
A simple vegetable side dish that seems complex but is anything but. Roast a few veggies, mix’em together and you’re in business. No muss, no fuss, but big taste. Which is what we want from a holiday side dish — easy prep but packs a big flavor punch. Add it to your menu stat.