It's Friday! Fortunately, I don't work today. I had an alternative work schedule and have every other Friday off.
I think I am going to go see an new exhibit at an art museum and see the movie Ready Player One. I read the book a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it.
I have heard the movie isn't as good as the book, but it seems like that is always the case. Hopefully it's good!
I found this Brussels sprout salad recipe on the cooking channel tv website. I added more bacon and raisins. I replaced the sherry vine vinegar for balsamic vinegar.
The ingredients are 10 slices cooked applewood bacon, 1 large shallot, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard, 1 tablespoon honey, salt, pepper, 3 tablespoons bacon grease, 1/2 cup minus extra virgin olive oil, 2 pounds Brussels sports, 1 cup pecan, 1 cup shaved parmesan cheese, and 1/2 cup raisins.
I first made the dressing by combining the finely shopped shallot, balsamic vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper.
I then whisked in the bacon grease and extra virgin olive oil into the dressing.
I thinly sliced the Brussels sprouts and added them to a bowl. I added the raisins, pecans, and grated parmesan cheese.
I stirred up the salad and added the dressing. I then gave the salad another thorough stir.
I added some additional slices of parmesan cheese on top of each serving.
This was a scrumptious and flavorful salad. It was one of the best salads I have made. It was salty, savory, and sweet.
There were contrasting flavors and textures that all paired together well.
I will make this recipe again. It was toothsome and simple. I thing the raisins were a great addition too.
I give it two enthusiastic thumbs up!