The other night it was just the kids and I home for dinner and I decided to make what I wanted to make no holds barred. Without The Husband home it's much easier for some reason. Hmmm wonder why?
Ok, not here to husband bash.. really.. I'm not!
I'm here to share quite possibly the most amazing batch of roasted vegetables I ever made. I'm serious! it was THAT good!
And guess what… EVERYONE ATE IT without complaint! Well, that brag is really not fair. One of the kids isn't old enough to complain (he tried a little bit of everything) and the other has finally learned not to complain after 6 years of training. Yes. Training. 😉 All joking aside though, he liked everything except the "squishy tomatoes."
I loved it! Squishy tomatoes and all. I even ate all the leftovers (there were a TON) for lunch the next day. Here's how I made it…
- 1 Head of Cauliflower cut into florets
- 1 lb of Brussels Sprouts halved
- Pint of Grape Tomatoes
- 3 oz of ham cut into squares (I had some leftover from dinner a few nights ago but you could use a thicker cut of deli or even dice up some thin cuts)
- ¼ cup bacon bits (28g)
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese (30g)
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil (15g)
- Kosher Salt
Preheat the oven to 450 Degrees.
Put everything in a large roasting pan. Yes, EVERYTHING.
Toss around to mix everything up. Put it in the oven for 15 minutes.
Remove. Toss again making sure to scrape up the goodness from the bottom of the pan. Mix everything up really good.
Place back in the oven for 15 more minutes.
Remove. Toss. Let cool for at least 5 minutes then enjoy!
I served the vegetables with some chicken tenders on the side…
... and had too much fun with the goofy 6 year old…
and the tired 1 year old…
We talked. We laughed. We ate.
It was my favorite dinner all week.
As for nutritional information I totally forgot to measure serving sizes once it was done. This makes a lot. To put it in perspective that roasting pan held my 22 lb turkey this past Thanksgiving. I can easily see serving this for dinner with both sets of grandparents over so I'm guesstimating 6 average size side servings.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|6||⅙ th of the recipe|
|145||6g||6g||old: 3||new: 3|