The comments at Christmas dinner made the prep time worth the effort and any extra chestnuts found their way into my turkey stuffing. Shocking and chilling the sprouts in the ice water allows them to retain their lovely bright green color. Adapted from the LA Times.
This is my version of a recipe that I saw in the San Diego newspaper, but neglected to bring home with me. Try freezing the puree in smaller batches and adding the divided cream on those days when asparagus is out of season. Yummy!
Low fat, not too sweet and the almonds give it a nice crunch. Try substituting dried blueberries, currants or raisins for the dried cranberries. You can also vary the nuts by substituting walnuts or pecans. This makes an excellent dessert when topped with vanilla pudding (or yoghurt) and sliced fresh fruit - I use strawberries. This baked oatmeal can be divided into squares for reheating later with a little more added milk.
This makes an easy weekend breakfast or a quick supper. Came up with it on my own after trying corned beef hash for the first time in a pancake house in Georgia. We prefer it with the added spice but it is optional n'est ce pas.