Thank you to Country Crock for sponsoring this post. Visit and tell us your favorite Thanksgiving veggie for extra entries into this giveaway. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective.
Today I have a very special GIVEAWAY but first we’ll chat Thanksgiving.
Halloween is over, on to the next foodie holiday!I haven’t hosted Thanksgiving yet but I’m always happy to provide a side to whichever family is graced with my presence. I tested out a veggie side using Country Crock and it was awesome! I tried my hand at a few Thanksgiving-y dinner items.
Smokey Maple Brussels Sprouts
1 pound fresh brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
3 tbs Country Crock
4 slices of bacon
1/4 cup maple syrup
a few drips of liquid smoke (optional)
1/3 cup dried cranberries (optional)
Steam brussels sprouts until just starting to soften (they’ll cook more in the pan)
Melt Country Crock in a saute pan.
Add brussels sprouts to Country Crock and cook for about 5-7 minutes on medium high heat, stirring occasionally.
Once sprouts have begun browning, add in maple syrup, liquid smoke, bacon and cranberries.
Cook another 2-3 minutes, stirring well, then remove from heat.
This was great. Bacon makes everything better so don’t forget that one. I added some liquid smoke to give it a touch of earthiness. The bacon adds that too, but I think liquid smoke is a great addition to anything with bacon. I put it in chili too. The Country Crock adds the perfect golden creaminess without too many calories or trans fat.
I somehow forgot that I was going to put the dried cranberries in. It would have added a nice red (and tart!) punch.
I also made stuffing cups so my Thanksgiving side wouldn’t be lonely. This wasn’t really a recipe, I just added and threw it all together. I gently cooked onions in a few tablespoons of Country Crock.
I added in two different kinds of bread, chopped with chopped apple, thyme, and a splash of white wine.
I baked it for 20 minutes in muffin cups so it would be single serve-able.
They didn’t stay together too well. Ohh well! I liked how perfect the textures played together. The apples and onions totally helped make this better than out-of-the-box. Can you believe how few ingredients it takes?!
I served these two winning sides along with some turkey meatloaf muffins I saw. Nothing like some stellar sides to accompany a frozen quickie dinner.
What Thanksgiving sides do you graviate towards? Check out some of these other sides (spoiler: I have my eyes on that spoonable cornbread!)
Now, for the GIVEAWAY. Ta Da!
what you’ll win:
Check out these awesome Williams Sonoma candle holders here
Check out this Sur la Table baking dish with wire basket here
****This giveaway has ended. The winner is # 9, Kim F! Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving side!****
when to enter: now until Sunday November 4 at midnight EST.
how to enter: leave a comment telling us your favorite Thanksgiving side!
extra entries: follow The Three Bite Rule on facebook then leave another comment letting me know you follow
extra entries: follow @threebiterule on twitter then leave another comment letting me know you follow
extra entries: check out Country Crock’s other ideas and leave a comment there, and back here letting me know you did.
Thank you to Country Crock for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.
My favorite thanksgiving side would be a broccoli casserole from real simple. fresh, simple, and delicious!
Favorite thanksgiving side is a pumpkin and cranberry dish. Pretty color and nice potato like texture!
Chestnut stuffing! I introduced Nick’s fam in Cali to it last year and they had never seen/had fresh chestnuts!
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Those brussel sprouts look awesome. You’re making me excited for Thanksgiving!
My favorite side: roasted vegetables. I love that I can eat as many as I want and not feel bad about eating dessert after 🙂
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My favorite Thanksgiving side is sweet potato casserole or candied sweet potatoes – actually, anything with sweet potatoes 😉
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my favorite is my sister’s stuffing
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Funny, you made my favorite side! I love Brussels sprouts! But I also really like sweet potato casserole!
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I like candied yams
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This sounds like a nice addition to our traditional repetoire !
Corn Pudding is always my favorite!
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This looks delicious! My recipe will be up tomorrow…and includes brussel sprouts and bacon too! I am definitely going to try yours as well.
My fave is a traditional good-ole green bean casserole!
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My favorite Thanksgiving side dish is creamy cucumbers (My Nana’s receipe).
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bacon makes anything better!
My favorite Thanksgiving side is my secret recipe stuffing!
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I love corn pudding!
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wow…your contest did well!