So it looks as though the Hubby and I will be attending my in-laws for Thanksgiving. Now all last week after work I was hitting Williams Sonoma. Lucky for me they're right next door to the bookstore that I like to hang out at to decompress before going home to my demanding dawgs. Anyway, I was looking through their Thanksgiving menu guide and came across an interesting dish, Brussels Sprouts Gratin. The Gruyere cheese had me sold immediately, and I knew I had to try it. I asked Hubby what he thought of brussels spouts and he started to twitch, but I told him about all the Gruyere and Parmigian-Regiano cheese that was in it, and that we needed to come up with something new and fabulous for this year's Thanksgiving. BUT we should make and test the dish before the big day... been down that road before too! Making a chocolate pumpkin trouffle in Nashville (which needed lots of chilling) and heading to Atlanta with it - is something I would not recommend! It's a good thing we had lots of white wine with us to offer our host!
Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Caramelized Shallots (Click for the recipe)
You know what? I liked it, note Hubby may have added too much kosher salt but I would never tell him that - you just can't tell that to a New Orleanean, plus he'll never cook for me again. Just always remember you can add it in later...but you can never take it out.
Now what's your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? Are you thinking of new ones like me. After all, the side dishes can be even more exciting than the bird!