Let me tell you, there was some good eatin’ at the Haupert household last night. Here are two delicious recipes that I think you’ll want to try!
Pasta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Red Onions
- 3/4 pound Brussels sprouts, halved
- 1 medium red onion, cut into thick wedges
- 5 cloves of garlic, minced
- 5 slices of bacon
- 10-12 ounces whole wheat pasta
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425*F.
In a large bowl, toss together Brussels sprouts, red onion, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Add mixture to a large rimmed baking sheet and roast until veggies are golden brown, approximately 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed.
Then, cook bacon as directed and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to soak up any extra grease.
When cool, break bacon into pieces.
Add the roasted veggie mixture, bacon, and Parmesan to the pasta and toss to combine.
Eat and enjoy!
Mmm! This pasta dish turned out so well. Maybe it’s just because there were so many of my favorite flavors in it? I mean, Brussels sprouts + Parmesan + bacon is always a winning combination for me!
For dessert, I whipped up a delicious batch of Frosted Date-Nut Cookies. Ooooh, yes, I did.
Frosted Date-Nut Cookies
Makes 1 dozen cookies
- 1/2 cup pitted dates
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/4 cup powered sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350*F.
- Combine pitted dates and water in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add date puree and remaining cookie ingredients in a large bowl and mix until smooth.
- Portion batter using a tablespoon onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies are firm to the touch and cooked through.
- Meanwhile, combine butter, powered sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
- When cookies are finished baking, remove from oven and allow to fully cool before frosting.
- Eat and enjoy!