This is a great autumn or winter side dish, especially for those who like things sweet and salty.
6 medium beets, peeled and cut into chunks
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
3 medium sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
1 large sweet onion, chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
In a bowl, toss the beets with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil to coat. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Mix the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and sugar in a large resealable plastic bag. Place the sweet potatoes and onion in the bag. Seal bag, and shake to coat vegetables with the oil mixture.
Bake beets 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Mix sweet potato mixture with the beets on the baking sheet. Continue baking 45 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes, until all vegetables are tender.
When we make a time-consuming entree, we also do a quick broccoli and cauliflower side. The veggies are a good fit when you’re watching calories. —Debra Tolbert, Deville, Louisiana
4 cups fresh cauliflowerets
4 cups fresh broccoli florets
10 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 425F.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; toss to coat. Transfer to 2 greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans.
Roast 15-20 minutes or until tender.
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1/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn
2 (14.75 ounce) cans cream-style corn
Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add melted butter, sugar, and milk. Whisk in cornstarch. Stir in corn and creamed corn. Blend well. Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish.
Bake for 1 hour.
This is a traditional potato pancake recipe, and is a wonderful comfort food. Serve with applesauce and sour cream for a light dinner, or with roast chicken for a hearty winter meal. You can use more flour if the mixture seems too wet.
4 large potatoes
1 yellow onion
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
ground black pepper to taste
2 cups vegetable oil for frying
Finely grate potatoes with onion into a large bowl. Drain off any excess liquid.
Mix in egg, salt, and black pepper. Add enough flour to make mixture thick, about 2 to 4 tablespoons all together.
Turn oven to low, about 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
Heat 1/4 inch oil in the bottom of a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Drop two or three 1/4 cup mounds into hot oil, and flatten to make 1/2 inch thick pancakes. Fry, turning once, until golden brown.
Transfer to paper towel lined plates to drain, and keep warm in low oven until serving time.
Repeat until all potato mixture is used.
1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup diced celery
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place squash cut side down in a glass dish. Cook in microwave for 20 minutes on HIGH, until almost tender.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and add celery and onion; saute until transparent. Stir in mushrooms; cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parsley. Divide mixture in half, spoon into the squash and cover.
Cook 15 minutes in the preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and put back in the oven until the cheese bubbles.
2 pounds fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons walnut oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
ground black pepper to taste
salt to taste
Place the walnuts on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 5 to 8 minutes.
Cook beans in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain. Rinse beans with cold water, and drain well. Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
Melt butter or margarine with oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Add beans and toss until heated through, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add walnuts and parsley and toss. Transfer to bowl and serve.
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup thick-cut bacon, diced
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup red wine, or to taste
1 large apple, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, or to taste
2 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste
4 whole cloves
3 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, or to taste
1 pinch ground cinnamon, or to taste
salt and ground pepper to taste
2 1/4 pounds shredded red cabbage
Melt butter in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir in bacon and cook until just beginning to crisp, 4 to 6 minutes. Add onions; cook and stir until onions are lightly browned and translucent, 6 to 8 minutes.
Stir in chicken broth, red wine, apple slices, and apple cider vinegar; bring to a boil. Stir in sugar, cloves, bay leaves, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and black pepper. Stir in red cabbage; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until cabbage is soft and cooked through, 30 to 45 minutes.
Some foods taste better the second day, once the flavors are more settled. You can cook this cabbage over two days. The day before you want to serve the cabbage, prepare it according to the recipe, cool it to room temperature, then refrigerate overnight. The next day, reheat the cabbage over medium heat and thicken the liquid with 1 to 2 tablespoons of corn- or potato starch. Serve hot.