I have been fighting the Christmas Music urge, but can no longer fight the 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?
I did not even get a plate, I simply ate them right off the baking sheet.
A mix between a sweet potato and Heaven.
Yup, I said it.
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!
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.
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!