365 Photo Challenge | Day 49 | A Favorite Snack

Day 49 - A Favorite Snack

Day 49 of the 365 photo challenge is “A Favorite Snack.” Being a barber in Wicker Park, Chicago, you can imagine I have some incredibly cool clients. And I do. One of them brought me two different varieties of bacon that he smoked himself. As soon as we opened the first package, Papa Bear got a little bit turned on. For real. It’s that good.

I hear tell there is also smoked cheese in the works.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Mushrooms & Mustard

My mother taught me that you should have a green vegetable with every meal.

I’m totally down with that. I like pretty much all of the green vegetables. But even for those who are not the biggest fans, this particular recipe for brussels sprouts is undeniably crave-worthy. Perhaps it is all the shallots and bacon.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Mushrooms & Mustard

Roasty, browned and delicious and full of flavors strong enough to stand toe to toe with the sprouts themselves, this is a side that is just as at home on the Thanksgiving table as it is on your Monday night table (although you might want to cut the recipe in half for a Monday night).

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