Tuesday 20th November 2018. Feisty Foodie Sara Thanksgiving prep. To beard or not to beard?

November 20, 2018

What do the ladies like? Beard or no beard? That is the question this morning. Also Feisty Foodie Sara Solomon is with us as usual on a Tuesday in the last hour. Today’s topic is not so much the cooking but the preparation for the Thanksgiving Dinner. Also a nice recipe for brussel sprouts…..

Assuming your oven will be occupied, try this easy recipe for Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

TIP:  Par-boiling the brussels, will ensure that they are cooked through and save you time!


3 pounds medium Brussels sprouts

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

8 thick slices bacon (about 8 ounces), cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips

2 shallots, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed

Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it generously. Trim the bottom end of the Brussels sprouts, leaving the core intact, and pull off the outer dark leaves. Halve through the core. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook, uncovered, until tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water. (This can be done a day ahead.)
  2. Meanwhile, put the oil, bacon and shallots in a very large skillet or stewpot, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the bacon and shallots are crispy. Remove the with a slotted spoon and set aside. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the Brussels sprouts and cook, stirring occasionally, until they brown and the edges get crisp, about 10 minutes. Stir in the vinegar, salt, pepper, and shallots & bacon. Serve warm.

Judge  Jerónimo Mejía defended the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Justice to prosecute Ricardo Martinelli, with respect to the case that follows the former president for allegedly ordering the spying on communications of up to 150 people, in the last two years of his term.

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At risk is the  operation of Mi Bus, the company responsible for passenger transport in the districts of Panama and San Miguelito, because the Budget Committee of the  National Assembly rejected a transfer for 5 million dollars.

The Government inaugurated on Monday, November 19, the Regional Logistic Center for Humanitarian Assistance or humanitarian hub, which is located in the Panama Pacifico area.

The construction of a pedestrian bridge in front of the headquarters of the  Technological University of Panama (UTP) and the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation records 60% progress.


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