So nice to have our first relaxing home cooked evening in 8 days!!! I love it when life is exciting, but I am equally happy with mundane nights like this.
Notice the Previous / Next links!? After you guys have been requesting I move them for YEARS, I finally figured out how to do it – and made them a color for easy spotting! My favorite way to find them though is to just use the “END” key on my keyboard to jump to the bottom – no scrolling necessary.
I took a break this afternoon to go on a power walk with Faith. Power walking always trumps computer sitting. And Faith is an excellent walker! I struggled to keep up!
I started on dinner as 6pm neared by roasting up all the squash in our house – 2 butternuts and a delicata. I’ve perfected my order of operations: wash, peel, stab with fork, microwave for 5 minutes, halve, de-seed, slice. This order maximizes easy of knife skills and minimizes cooking time and arm power.
My favorite squash topping is a rub of olive oil, a sprinkle of salt, a tsp or so each of cinnamon and cayenne.
Cinnamon for her.
Cayenne for him.
And they complement each other so well!
While I cooked I sipped on a kombucha
Which was replaced by beer when Matt walked through the door with this Mad Elf Ale from PA that Lauren brought us to the bakery today! Delicious thick Belgian spice.
I brainstormed foods to go with our squash and roasted broccoli and remembered I bought a few packages of frozen ravioli at Whole Foods recently. We used to eat these all the time from EarthFare! I only wish this 365 brand was whole wheat pasta – I’m sure I can find that next time.
The ravs were really good – nice and sweet on the inside. I also added a cup of edamame to throw in some more protein. To pull the dish together, we just drizzled on some extra
virginia virgin olive oil, garlic gold nuggets and parmesan cheese. Simple, tasty.
And to continue our quiet evening in, we retire to the couch for a little Office!