Friday, May 20, 2016

Sheet Pan Dinner

Easy Sheet Pan Meal - Perfect for a busy weeknight!

When it comes to a super easy weeknight meals, it doesn't get any easier than 3 steps -

  • chop it
  • season it
  • put it in the oven

Oven Roasted Veggies and Brats make the perfect weeknight meal!

Anything that can be prepped in less than 10 minutes and then allows me to not do any other work until its time to eat is pretty much amazing in my book.

Basically this whole meal is as magic as a letter from Hogwarts.

Easy Family Friendly One Pan Meal

Roasted veggies are like my favorite thing ever - they get all sweet and caramelizey, and they pair so perfect with the brats. And seriously, how awesome is a roasted brat? It's a total surprise that you don't need to fire up the grill for an awesome dish like this! The spices add just enough extra flavor to keep things tasty and delicious without being "spicy" for the kiddos.

Easy One Pan Family Friendly Weeknight Meal full of roasted veggies and brats!

Everything cooks superbly and perfectly together,  and I love how many awesome veggies are packed into this meal! Just add a little olive oil and a few spices are all you need to create a super flavorful and healthy meal in a matter of minutes! No wand required!

Sheet Pan Dinner

by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 1lb baby potatoes ( I used purple, but you can use any kind you want)
  • 8 oz brussel sprouts
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • `/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 4-5 fresh bratwurst
  • Optional - Brat Buns
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Prepare all the veggies by slicing the peppers, cut the onions into wedges, and cut the potatoes into 1/4's.
Place all the veggies in a rimmed baking sheet.
Toss the vegetables with the olive oil and the spices and evenly spread the veggies back out.
Nestle the bratwurst into the veggies.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Enjoy! *You can serve these with a bun and topped with veggies, or on a plate as a meal. Your choice!
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Easy Roasted Green Beans

Easy Roasted Green Beans with sweet peppers and garlic!

I don't know about you, but side dishes kind of get the shaft at my house. Not that I don't love a good side dish, but there just isn't enough time and energy in the day to prepare a main course, deal with tired, hungry, cranky kids and prepare 2-3 amazing and complicated sides as well. That's what Thanksgiving is for, right? Usually I focus on the main dish, and if I need extra sides, they tend to be really simple. 


Friday, May 6, 2016

Coconut Chicken Strips

Coconut Chicken Strips - These chicken strips are perfectly dippable for little fingers!  Check out the amazing dipping sauce recipe!

Ever get tired of the same old thing for dinner? Chicken strips might be super easy and a perfect option for busy weeknights. I mean, 20 minutes and you've got dinner. The kiddos won't even have a chance to ask for a snack more than... say 5 or 6 times...


Friday, April 29, 2016

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins - so dark, moist, and amazing no one will have a clue they are actually healthy!

Sometimes you need something so chocolatey, decadent and amazing that you feel like you want to hide in the corner of the kitchen and stuff your face while no one can see you, with no guilt or judgement at all.

But then other times you want to be conscious of what you are eating - you want to make sure you are eating your vegetables, limiting your sugar intake, and trying to be healthy.

What's a girl to do?


Friday, April 22, 2016

Custom Hand Forged Kitchen Utensils + Giveaway

Forged Herb Chopper and Kitchen Gadgets

I am super excited to bring you a sweet giveaway today, and to introduce you to an awesome Iowan artist who is hand forging lovely kitchen tools that you seriously need.