After a few nice hours reading, I got up to put dinner in the oven. And had a hunk of bread in the process 🙂
The husband walked in the door just in time to feed me a bite of this hot jalapeno cheesey bread he baked today 🙂 So delicious, but it didn’t go with dinner so I’m saving it for lunch tomorrow along with leftover chili!
Tonight’s dinner was a mix of favorites put together into a delicious bowl:
I baked some sweet potato and a cup of fresh cranberries in the oven at 375* for 30 minutes tossed in maple syrup, cooking spray and some kosher salt.
And tossed those with some simmered wheatberries (’bout half a cup), leftover shredded chicken (’bout 1/4 a cup) and walnuts (’bout 5 halves each) to make a warm salad –
The cranberries were superb roasted this way –
We also debuted the newest homebrew: Maple Brown Squirr-ale!! It is slightly undercarbonated, but the flavor is spot-on. We’ll be serving it to the family over Christmas 🙂 I had 1/3 of the bottle –
The conversation was flowing so I hopped up to get us another beer – this time the Dogfish Punkin Ale, which the husband thinks is the best pumpkin ale ever, but I still think Cottonwood (our local brewery’s) beats it hands down. I had 1/3 of this one as well.
And to top it all off, the hub brought home this surplus bag ‘o oatmeal raisin cookies! They are GIANT!!
I had 1/4 of one – smothered with some frozen/thawed ganache leftover from my birthday!
For some reason I’m awfully tired tonight, so I’m going to red in bed. But maybe just one more episode of Arrested Development first 🙂
ashley (sweet & natural) says
So many great treats courtesy of the husband! I love the squirrel drawing on your beer bottle. 🙂
Sweet potatoes + cranberries + cookies = heeeeelllll yes.
That warm salad sounds spectacular!!! I love all of the fall flavors!
mmmmm.. Love the roasted sweet potatoes and cranberries! What a great combo!
Giant cookies are so much more alluring than little ones!
Would love to try this tomorrow! Did you just use one whole diced sweet potato and then drizzled the potato/cranberry mixture with the maple?
Heather McD (heather eats almond butter) says
I have everything you used in tonight’s dinner. I should try your recipe tomorrow. What a wonderful holiday dish! Oh, I’ve been meaning to tell you that the husband is quite an artist 🙂
that looks like the best bread ever! love the beer too. gonn have to try that cranberry sweet potater mix, unreal!
your dessert looks amazing!!
Who did the illustrations on the bottle?
That warm salad sounds delicious!
And I looooove oatmeal cookies! Especially giant ones 😉
holy moly that combo looks amazing i can almost taste it mmmmm jealous!!!
your dinner looks delicious!!!
That cookie looks amazing 🙂
That’s a really intriguing combo for dinner…something I think I should try.
haha wow…made chilli yesterday and now im dreaming of roasted veggies
as always,..thanks for the inspiration
It was 2 small sweet potatoes, about a pound’s worth. And 1 cup of cranberries and probably 2 tbsp maple.
The husband painted it, scanned it, shrunk it, and printed on labels.
seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) says
Kath- I tried butterscotch chips in my oats this morning…and when I saw that you only used 1/2 TBSP i was a little apprehensive that I would need more. When I tasted one by itself, I was surprised by how strong the flavor comes out, and you only truly need about 10 chips tops! Thanks for such a wonderful idea, they tasted DIVINE!
Anne P says
damn that sounds really good. i wish i could get all those ingredients here!
have a lovely day 🙂
I never thought of roasting cranberries -awesome idea!
Wow, roasted cranberries with sweet potatoes?! I can’t wait to make this. I think my husband will be in heaven when he tastes it!
Glad you liked it!!
Great idea with the cranberries. Maybe that’s how I’ll use up mine.
Missy (Missy Maintains) says
I am so jealous of your beer. The flavors sound so good!