Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's a festive dinner

I have been fighting the Christmas Music urge, but can no longer fight the spirit.

What spirit?

The Holiday Spirit!

I am so excited about the Holiday Season this year.

The Fall vegetables and smells were extra perfect this year, so I guess I am now ready for the next season.

I just put on my Christmas Playlist while typing and my first official song of the season is none other than Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas"

I could listen to this song on repeat for at least three hours.

Being in the festive mood tonight I decided to roast a butternut squash and bake apples.

We bought about 300 apples at Costco a few weeks ago and I am trying to figure out different ways to consume them.

We really only bought a dozen, but my my 12 apples can go a long way.

I feel like I eat one and three more appear.

Morgan wants to say hello!

She always get stickers on her head!

Starting with the butternut squash.

I bought this last week and have been waiting for the perfect moment to cook this.

Why oh why did I wait?

How yummy.

I did not even get a plate, I simply ate them right off the baking sheet.

So fantastic.

A mix between a sweet potato and Heaven.

Yup, I said it.

100% scrumptious.

To prepare, all I did was cut it up into slices, gut the inside seeds out, put on a baking sheet, and cook for 30 minutes at 400 degrees!

So easy.

While those cooked, I prepared the apples.

Cored and sliced 3 apples, then added other ingredients.
1/4 c. sugar blended with 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (more, if needed)
2 tbsp. lemon juice
(1/4 stick) melted butter

I used a bit too much butter, because the original recipe calls for 6 apples.

Mix all ingredients.

Then cook for about 30 minutes at 425 degrees, stirring the juices every 8-10 minutes.

Easy. Easy.

I am pretty sure if you are friends with Paula Deen you agree that you can never have too much Butta'!

I am loving this playlist.

I have already heard Michael Buble' "Grown-Up Christmas List" and Christina Aguilera is belting it out now to "Merry Christmas Baby"

I am such a nerd, but man I sure have missed this music since January 1.

The house now smells absolutley amazing and I am smiling.

The dogs got a few bites too so they are happy too.

Happy Dogs, Happy House!


  1. Yummy fall food!! How are you lady?

  2. The apples look delecious!! I'm ready to decorate for Christmas too!! :-)

  3. Hope you saved some apples for this weekend!