Thursday, November 27, 2014

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta Recipe and a Target Giftcard #giveaway

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own.


Happy Thanksgiving! If you are reading this post on Thursday, I am currently doing one of three things: cooking (while watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and drinking Mimosas), stuffing my face or walking off turkey at Walt Disney World.

This is the first holiday we will spend together as husband and wife! Although we are renting a house, you should have seen my car yesterday - I literally traveled with items we received from our Wedding Registry. My car was packed with cookware, my new mac daddy slow cooker and my blender. Although most of our wedding guests contributed to our amazing honeymoon, we did receive a few items which I am very thankful for.
One item we registered for was Calphalon Unison Cookware. While they don't carry that exact model at Target, I did notice they are carrying Calphalon Stainless Steel Cookware now! Amazing price too - 12 pieces for $250. These are great pans for cooking, frying and sauteing.
Besides my famous macaroni and cheese, one item that is always asked for on Thanksgiving. Brussels Sprouts. I made this dish last year for the first time and it was a hit. Gabe's family hated Brussels sprouts - I changed their mind. This will be on our menu today!

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
Ingredients
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 pound sliced pancetta, diced
4 shallots, thinly sliced
2 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions
Pre-heat oven to 425
Heat oil over medium heat in a roasting pan or large skillet. Add the pancetta and cook until golden brown and crisp. This took quite a while for me since I wanted to make sure the pancetta was extra crispy. Remove the pancetta to a plate lined with paper towels. Add the shallots to the pan and cook until soft. Add the Brussels sprouts and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven until the Brussels are cooked through and golden brown. Transfer to a platter and top with the reserved pancetta.
$25 Target Giftcard Giveaway

The Target Giftcard Giveaway will kick off my 2nd annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway (actually making it 13 days of giveaways)! Let me know in a comment below what your favorite holiday side dish is. Make sure you use the rafflecopter widget below and come back on the dates mentioned below for amazing gifts. 

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway
**$25 Target Gift Card (bonus giveaway, will run through December 18th) 
3. Sparkle Skirts $70 Gift Card (December 3rd)
4. Pear Sports Heart Rate Monitor Coach (December 4th)
5. Rock n Roll Marathon Series Race entry (December 8th)
6. Loews Don Cesar Spa Certificate (December 9th)
7. Milestone Jewelry Expandable Bangle Bracelet (December 10th)
8. Dermasport Sports Skincare Collection (December 11th)
9. Apera Sports Bags Duffle Pack (December 15th)
10. Coobie Sports Bras (December 16th)
11.  Hyatt Regency Orlando one night stay (December 17th)
12. Korres Skincare (December 18th)


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49 comments:

  1. My favorite is baby glazed carrot.

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  2. I like Butter-Pecan Sweet Potatoes.

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  3. Mashed potatoes are my favorite.

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  4. Sauteed spinach with garlic

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  5. My favorite is sweet potato soufflé.

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  6. I also make a mac and cheese that we can't go without on Thanksgiving!

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  7. I love green bean casserole!

    And i MUST try the brussel sprouts at Christmas. They look delicious! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  8. My favorite holiday side dish is my dad's turkey and dressing. I love his potato salad and pea salad too!

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  9. My favorite is squash casserole! tracietrump40@gmail.com

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  10. I love sweet potatoes baked with apples and cinnamon and pecans.

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  11. I like mashed potatoes with bacon.

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  12. My favorite side dish is the stuffing.

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  13. Favorite holiday side dish is my vegan gluten-free stuffing!

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  14. My favorite holiday side dish is definetly deviled eggs. yum.

    thanks for the chance!!

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  15. I love to make squash casserole! tracietrump40@gmail.com

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  16. I like sweet potato casserole.

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  17. My favorite is southern style macaroni and cheese.

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  18. Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

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  19. My favorite Turkey Day side dish is fresh cranberries. I use a little orange juice, sugar substitute . And after it's cooled and ready to serve.....A splash of Grand Mariner....one for the sauce and one for the cook.😍. Thanks for doing this Megan

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  20. Cranberry sauce-- boil fresh cranberries and add lots of sugar (yeah, I know. Nothing healthy about it!)

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  21. I like that crazy green bean thing with the crunchy onions that you only see once a year!
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  22. This one is so tough. Buttttt....I suppose mashed potatoes and gravy (so comforting) orrrrr squash casserole. Love the traditional stuff. Also love the brussels sprouts and pancetta combo! One of my favorites to make!

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  23. My favorite holiday side dish is broccoli casserole
    shaunie

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  24. My favorite side dish is sweet potatoes.

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  25. side dish....ALL of them!!! Give me those sweet potatoes!

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  26. I love cranberries as a holiday side dish.
    Sadie B.

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  27. i love potatoes

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  28. Sweet potato casserole is my favorite side

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  29. My favorite side dish is ambrosia

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  30. MMM My favorite side is is stuffing! Yum!

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  31. My favorite holiday side dish would be sweet potato casserole with pecan/brown sugar/ coconut topping.

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  32. My favorite holiday side dish is Cornbread Dressing made with fresh sage and pecans.

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