Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Party in Your PJs! #223 - Low Carb and Delicious!

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Happy Tuesday!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

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We still have another month until Summer officially ends, but the signs of Autumn-to-Come are making an appearance:  kids are headed back to school, temperatures at night are dipping into something approaching cool, and in my weekly produce box, winter squashes are starting to show up along all the summer bounty.

This past week, we got our first Butternut Squash of the season, and decided to give it a simple roasted treatment, combined with the apples that are now showing up in our box in at least three different varieties a week.  This was quick, easy, and very delicious.  The addition of cinnamon and a bit of cayenne keep the sweetness of the maple syrup from being too cloying, and the sprinkling of Parmesan was a last minute impulse that gave the whole thing a rich savory touch.




Yield: 4

Maple Roasted Butternut & Apples with Parmesan

Butternut Squash and Apples roasted with cinnamon, cayenne and a bit of maple syrup. Finish it off with a sprinkling of Parmesan Cheese, if desired.
prep time: 20 minscook time: 50 minstotal time: 70 mins

ingredients:

Ingredients:
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 2 medium apples, cored and cut into 1/4" cubes
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne (or other ground chili power, such as chipotle)
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tsp lemon or orange juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese, to taste

instructions

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Prepare butternut squash, placing cubes in a medium bowl.

    Add olive oil, maple syrup, cinnamon and cayenne to the squash, and toss to thoroughly coat.
  3. Spread the squash in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

    Bake for 30-45 minutes, until fully tender.
  4. While the squash bakes, core and chop apples, and sprinkle over with lemon or orange juice.
  5. Remove squash from oven and add apples, mixing to blend with the squash.  If desired, add a bit more maple syrup and sprinkle with salt.
  6. Return to oven and broil for 4-5 minutes - the squash will caramelize and the apples will be slightly tender without being mushy.
  7. To serve, plate each portion, topping with Parmesan Cheese.

NOTES:

I served this with baked chicken thighs that could go in the oven at the same time, and a simple tossed salad. 

 I can think of some many variations on this - as the fall season progresses, some toasted walnuts or pecans would be really good, as well as the addition of some dried cranberries!




Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Party in Your PJs #222 - Back to School Tips

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Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to the Party in Your PJs Link Party, where your posts will be seen on two different blogs each week.

My apologies for being absent last week - I flat out forgot what day it was, and then didn't remember until SATURDAY that I hadn't posted the party for the week!

I had a fairly good excuse though - our anniversary was a few days ago, and my lovely husband surprised me with tickets to go to the Kennedy Center to see The Color Purple.  If you ever get a chance to see this musical, don't miss it.  It was incredibly good!








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Nina @ Grandma Ideas 

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While my own children have been grown and on their own for several years now, mid-August still makes me think about getting everything organized and plan for getting back into the Back to School Groove - so my featured posts include a few great ideas for getting ready for this shift in schedules.


Healthy & Fun Lunch Ideas For Kids ~ Green Spot Living




How to Clean Sports Equipment (and Get Rid of the Smell!) ~ Clean & Scentsible




How to Create a Colorful School Themed Mini Gallery Wall ~ Curly Crafty Mom




Back to School Backpack Tags ~ Try It, Like It, Create It



 Make sure you head over to the other members of Party in Your PJs
 to see their features - we each pick our own!




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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Party in Your PJs #220 - Winning Chicken Dinners!

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Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to the Party in Your PJs Link Party, where your posts will be seen on two different blogs each week.







 Meet the Co-Hosts


Nina @ Grandma Ideas 

Lynda @ Reviews, Chews & How-Tos 

Lynda's Features!

I did an inventory of the freezer the other day, and realized I have a lot of chicken, so this week, several delicious chicken dishes caught my eye!


One-Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu ~ Dizzy Busy & Hungry




Greek Chicken Pitas and a Greek Food Feast ~ The Kittchen




Cheesy Zucchini Chicken Casserole ~ Low Carb Delish




Chicken with Goat Cheese & Sun Dried Tomato ~ Poinsettia Drive




 Make sure you head over to the other members of Party in Your PJs
 to see their features - we each pick our own!




All links are pinned to a Party Board...you can follow the board on Pinterest...feel free to follow the board, there is lots of inspiration to be found there.

Ok...let's party!

Rules -Link to post, not your home page
-Link to something YOU made, wrote or thought
-No Etsy or Business Pages
-Link Parties, Roundups and Giveaways welcome
- Don't Link and Run! Please visit other links, make friends, learn something new, leave a comment.