Thanksgiving Sides: Roasted Brussel Sprouts

The turkey might be the main event during Thanksgiving, but it’s the sides that do all the heavy lifting. If you are looking for a tasty vegetable recipe, here is a quick roasted brussel sprouts recipe to try.

  • Ingredients
    1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, cut in half
    4 ounces diced pancetta
    1/4 cup olive oil
    Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Start with Brussels sprouts on a sheet pan, then add pancetta, olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, toss until the Brussels sprouts are completely covered. Then spread the veggies over the pan and roast the Brussels sprouts for 20 ish minutes. Once they are done, drizzle the sprouts with balsamic vinegar, taste and then serve while still hot.

Check out the Food Network for more tasty Thanksgiving sides recipes. Happy Holidays and enjoy the food.

Get In the Holiday Spirit With the Fourth Annual Plaza Navideña

I know, I know. Halloween just passed and we’re already focusing on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but the year moves fast and everyone better be ready. The holiday season officially kicks off in Santa Ana during the Fourth Annual Plaza Navideña event on November 19, 2016. The fun starts at the Downtown Plaza Calle Cuatro on Saturday, at the corner of Fourth and French Streets in Santa Ana.

The free event will take place from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and will include the City’s tree lighting ceremony, musical entertainment provided by mariachi bands and dancers. Refreshments will be provided along with piñatas and other fun activities. Since it is the holiday, even Santa Claus himself will make an appearance at the event.

The Navidena festivities will include a “Best Tamale in Town” contest, for all those wonderful cooks looking to share their tamales. Food will also be for sale as local food trucks will be in attendance.