Shopping Around the World

25 Nov

Thanks to everyone for participating in this month’s edition of Shopping Around the World.  It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world – and the pictures with recipes!

Me and my pal Fozzie are hosting this month highlighting items of Thanksgiving.  Appetizers, main courses, side dishes or desserts.

Most people will look at moms side dish and go no way in heck am I eating those. Dad was like that too. BUT I have to say don’t knock it until you try it. Now this is one of the side dishes that we all look forward to on Thanksgiving – or any time during the year for that matter. 

So let me present moms creation of fabulous Brussel sprouts. That’s right – yummy, buttery Brussel sprouts topped with fried pancetta. I got your attention now?  First up – excuse all piggies from the room which means it’s now time for mom to finish this posting. Take it away mom. 

Okay friends. This is a no place for my boy Bacon to be with this recipe. You will need the following for this recipe:

  • Basket of delicious Brussel sprouts 
  • Butter and/or olive oil
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • Pancetta

Pancetta is an Italian style bacon that is salt cured and seasoned. You can usually get it from your butcher. I always keep some in our freezer here at the Hotel Thompson. Cube up about a 1/3 of a pound and put in a skillet on the stove medium heat. You are looking for a crispy consistency. 

While that is working, clean and cut your Brussel sprouts in half. Once pancetta is done, remove from skillet and put on a napkin to drain the grease. Leave the bacon grease in the skillet and add either a spoonful of butter or drizzle of olive oil. Add your Brussel sprouts, stir into your bacon drippings and season with salt and pepper. Note: go light on the salt because the pancetta is already salty. 

Once they have become softened, remove to a bowl and top with your crispy pancetta. Enjoy and then tell me if you like Brussel sprouts or not. 



Posted by on 11/25/2015 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World


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16 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. franhunne4u

    11/25/2015 at 2:39 am

    I could not join you this month – we do not have a big festive meal here this month. Thanksgiving, if you think about it, is a very American thing!

  2. sakuraandme

    11/25/2015 at 3:15 am

    Hey Bacon,

    My partner absolutely Can Not stand brussel sprouts. Now I absolutely love them!! Have made them this way, then added Freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top. I love the Ramano cheese.

    Hugs Paula xxxx

  3. The Florida Furkids

    11/25/2015 at 6:14 am

    OMC that recipe sounds WONDERFUL! Mom loves Brussel sprouts!

    The Florida Furkids

  4. easyweimaraner

    11/25/2015 at 6:47 am

    I like it when it’s made with fresh veggies… even when we have to open all windows :o) … but there are always the green balls of death of school lunch in my mind …. I think what they did with the brussel sprouts was something like aggravated battery… in case such a thing exists for veggies and plants :o)

    • Piglove

      11/30/2015 at 11:01 am

      Snorts! That could explain the awful smell that surrounded the Hotel Thompson after we jumped in these glorious sprouts – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  5. Reilly & Denny

    11/25/2015 at 8:48 am

    Far Out Brussell Sprout ! oh ….did we mention yuk yuk and double yuk πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Piglove

      11/30/2015 at 11:01 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter! XOXO – Bacon

  6. Tails Around the Ranch

    11/25/2015 at 11:10 am

    Oh gosh, love Brussels sprouts (though like you Bacon) will have ours sans pork. πŸ˜‰

    • Piglove

      11/30/2015 at 11:02 am

      Exactly! But mom/dad enjoyed these so very much… and so did a certain little weeble wobble called Sir Barks a Lot. Snorts with piggy laughter! XOXO – Bacon

  7. Hailey and Zaphod

    11/25/2015 at 11:45 am

    Brussel sprouts are a favourite in outhouse!

    • Piglove

      11/30/2015 at 11:02 am

      Snorts!! Outhouse?! Oh my piggy heavens. That’s a great one my friends. XOXO – Bacon

  8. The Canadian Cats

    11/25/2015 at 1:35 pm

    We love brussel sprouts here. The recipe sounds delicious and so easy.


    • Piglove

      11/30/2015 at 11:04 am

      It really is easy although mom tells daddy she slaves over it in the kitchen – snorts – that’s my mommy! XOXO – Bacon

  9. angelswhisper2011

    11/25/2015 at 3:32 pm

    Brussels sprouts are delicious, so is this recipe. We eat it often during Wintertime. They say, they taste best when there was frost in the ground during its grow. We are sorry we forgot to participate this month, Bacon. Hope to be here next time πŸ™‚ Extra Pawkisses πŸ™‚ ❀

    • Piglove

      11/30/2015 at 11:06 am

      No problems my sweet friends. We were barely staying afloat here at the Hotel Thompson. Mom was off and we were taking full advantage of her during this time. Hope you had a wonderful holiday. XOXO – Bacon


This piggy would love to snort with you :)

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