Brussel Sprouts and Pears

It's almost the weekend. This is an easy veggie side dish you can serve with pasta, grilled chicken or just about anything. But first, pour yourself a glass of wine.

Here's what you need:

  • Fresh thyme leaves (remove stems)
  • A couple of pears
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive Oil (about 1/3 cup)
  • Shallots - 5 large
  • Brussel sprouts - 3 to 4 handfuls
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A sprinkle of paprika (optional)

Here's what you do:

  1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut up the pears, shallots, and brussel sprouts in bite-size chunks.
  3. Place in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme.
  4. Spread on a large non-stick baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and stir.
  6. Bake for another 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with lemon juice and paprika, toss, and place in your favorite serving dish.

That's it. Now throw something on the barbeque and pour yourself another glass of wine.

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