Daily Archives: November 24, 2010

Goodbye Pumpkin

Since today and tomorrow are the last few days to have our pumpkins out I thought I would send them off with a proper goodbye. After Thanksgiving everything will be decked out for Winter with pinecones and mistletoe and snowflakes (Oh My!) and I must say that I am looking forward to all that decor. But every year I feel that Fall always fly’s by way to fast!

Seemed like only yesterday when Fiancé and I picked our pumpkin.

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And today we must already say goodbye to them!

Jackson is going to miss the big orange ball in the room for sure!

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In honor of my love for pumpkin, earlier this week I created two of my favorite pumpkin treats. I recreated my Pumpkin Penne dish.

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This time I added some broccoli and cauliflower to the mix. It was incredible. Even better than last time when it rocked my socks off!

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I also made a batch of Pumpkin Scones as well.

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I am going to have to create a Winter version of these bad boys! So Good!

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Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!

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I also have been burning my pumpkin candles all week! I can’t get enough of that glorious pumpkin smell.

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So farewell sweet pumpkins! We will see you again next year.

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But don’t worry, if I get a hankering for your sweet taste, I have a few cans of the good stuff in reserve!

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner? What are your special plans for the big day?

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Goodbye Pumpkin

Since today and tomorrow are the last few days to have our pumpkins out I thought I would send them off with a proper goodbye. After Thanksgiving everything will be decked out for Winter with pinecones and mistletoe and snowflakes (Oh My!) and I must say that I am looking forward to all that decor. But every year I feel that Fall always fly’s by way to fast!

Seemed like only yesterday when Fiancé and I picked our pumpkin.

DSC_0327

And today we must already say goodbye to them!

Jackson is going to miss the big orange ball in the room for sure!

DSC_1405DSC_1411

In honor of my love for pumpkin, earlier this week I created two of my favorite pumpkin treats. I recreated my Pumpkin Penne dish.

DSC_1388

This time I added some broccoli and cauliflower to the mix. It was incredible. Even better than last time when it rocked my socks off!

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I also made a batch of Pumpkin Scones as well.

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I am going to have to create a Winter version of these bad boys! So Good!

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Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!

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I also have been burning my pumpkin candles all week! I can’t get enough of that glorious pumpkin smell.

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So farewell sweet pumpkins! We will see you again next year.

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But don’t worry, if I get a hankering for your sweet taste, I have a few cans of the good stuff in reserve!

 DSC_1432 

Thanksgiving is right around the corner? What are your special plans for the big day?

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Sprouts & Squash

Last week I posted about a potential side dish for Thanksgiving this year and today I have another one to share.

I am relatively new to the whole Brussels sprouts scene. I am also somewhat new to making squash on a regular basis, but it has quickly become my go-to vegetable this Fall.

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Last week when I got to meet Bakerella at a book signing, while I was waiting in line I spent some time browsing through a Williams Sonoma recipe book and I saw a creation that mixed together two of my favorite things this Fall  – Brussels Sprouts and Squash!

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I mixed and sliced up everything like I usually do and seasoned everything with a little salt and pepper as well as some garlic gold and Goya.

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I also squeezed a bit of lemon on top too.

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You wouldn’t think the combination of Brussels sprouts and squash would be awesome but it totally is!

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Spread it all on a pan and heat in the oven at 400* for about 30 minutes

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I always hold onto the outer leaves of the sprouts and add them towards the end of the veggies time in the oven so they don’t burn too fast!

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After some time in the oven the sprouts come out browned and the squash is soft and delicious. Their flavors compliment each other like I never expected – it is a pleasant surprise!

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What are some food combinations that you didn’t think would work together but totally do?  

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What are some side dishes you are looking forward to this Thanksgiving? I am a new lover of all things Brussels sprouts, but I think at the Thanksgiving table with my family this year, I might be the only one! I might make it my mission soon to make my family Brussels sprouts lovers!

In terms of Thanksgiving side dishes, one of the things I am looking forward to is my mom’s green bean casserole, which I am really excited about! It’s so close I can taste it!

It’s almost Turkey day!

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