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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apple and Pancetta

This recipe was nice and refreshing. My family was a little scared to try apples and a balsamic vinegar dressing, but they were pleasantly surprised. I edited this recipe from Better Homes and Garden Eat Well, Lose Weight Issue. I served it with some Cream of Fennel and Potato Soup and Paccheri alla gricia

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Ingredients
12 oz. Brussels Sprouts, trimmed and halved
2 Sweet Cooking Apples (Gala or Fuji), cored and cut into wedges
1 c. Thinly Sliced Red Onion
3 oz. Finely Chopped Pancetta or Cooked Ham
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp Honey
2 tsp Dijon-style Mustard

Procedure
1. Preheat oven to 425 deg. F. Line a 15x10x1in baking pan (or a nice sized one since whose really got that specific pan?) with foil.
2. In a large bowl combine Brussels sprouts, apples, onion, pancetta, oil, salt, mustard seeds, and pepper. Mix. Transfer mix to prepared baking pan. Roast, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes. Stir once. Sprouts should be nice and tender.
3. In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, honey, and mustard. Drizzle the vinaigrette over spout mixture. Toss Gently to coat.

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Makes 8 1/2 cup servings

Nutrition: 141 cal., 8 g. fat (2 g. sat. fat), 4 mg chol., 249 mg sodium, 15 g. carb., 9 g. sugar, 3 g. fiber, 4 g protien

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Central Plains Pork Medallions

Tonight everything clicked. It felt like I finally knew what to do in the kitchen. I only read my recipes like 5 times (instead of 15). Everything flowed.

Menu
Corn and Wild Rice Cakes (Click for the recipe)
-Morel Mushrooms and Spinach
-Pork Medallions with Blueberry Sauce
-Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms
-Macaroni and Cheese
-Prep Pizza Dough and Dry Rub for the Kansas City BBQ Ribs

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The Line Up

So I made the Corn and Rice Cakes (I also prepped the pizza dough). When I was sauteing the they started popping like popcorn. It was so scary! But Chef said the were cooked properly so I was really excited!

For those of you who don’t know Morels are really expensive mushrooms. They are weird, but when paired the spinach they weren’t that bad.

Corn and Wild Rice Cakes topped with Morel Mushrooms and Spinach

Corn and Wild Rice Cakes on top of Morel Mushrooms and Spinach

Chef said the plating was really nice. It was my idea 😀

Pork Medallions with Blueberry Sauce, Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms, and Macaroni and Cheese

Pork Medallions with Blueberry Sauce, Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms, and Macaroni and Cheese

The pork medallions were really nice especially with the blueberry sauce. I was surprised by how good the sauce was. I loved the brussel sprouts. They were really tasty since the had been sauteed

Our mac and cheese was amazing! It was creamy and amazing. We topped it with bread crumbs so it was nice and crunchy.