Days like this…

As I sit here listening to “Days Like This” by Van Morrison on Pandora… I can’t help but think that’s the perfect summary for this blondshell’s “case of the Monday’s.” It’s always hard going back to reality after a PERFECT weekend with best friends and blondeshells frolicking through beer carnivals and tearing down the brunch scene like bosses. To combat the Monday madness (yeah my March Madness bracket is done) my main man Johnny Cash is serenading me while I sip on some Menage a Trois White Wine and make a non “basic” meal. Without further ado… Parmesan, Garlic Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze and Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken. The best part, you can bake the brussel sprouts and chicken at the same exact time!!! #winning

Prep time: 15 minutes     Cook Time: 40-50 Minutes     Servings: 4-5

Parmesan, Garlic Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

What you’ll need:

  • 1 lb. bag brussel sprouts
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup The Fresh Market Original Balsamic Glaze

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine olive oil and minced garlic to small bowl and let sit for 10 minutes while prepping brussel sprouts.
  3. Rinse brussel sprouts and dry thoroughly.
  4. Cut off stems and halve brussel sprouts. Remove outer leaves (they just fell off when I removed the stem and halved).
  5. Grease a baking pan.
  6. Place halved brussel sprouts (round part down) on the greased baking pan. Using a brush, brush the olive oil and minced garlic mixture over the sprouts. Sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese over sprouts.
  7. Bake sprouts at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes.
  8. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over brussel sprouts prior to serving.

Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

What you’ll need:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease a baking dish and place chicken breasts in dish.
  3. Add oil to sauce pan and bring to a light simmer. Add minced garlic to heated oil to soften the garlic (about 1-2 minutes).
  4. Reduce heat and add brown sugar.
  5. Spread oil, garlic, and brown sugar mix over chicken breasts.
  6. Bake chicken at 400 degrees F for 40-50 minutes (make sure it’s cooked through completely).

That’s it!!!!! Days like this… will get better… Blonde appetit!!

naked sprouts
naked sprouts
prior to baking
prior to baking
prior to roasting
prior to roasting

nom nom
nom nom
those brussel sprouts doh
those brussel sprouts doh

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