Only a few hours left to enjoy of the weekend! NO! :)
This afternoon was a tad stressful because there were a few issues with tomorrow’s BIG surprise, so while I was at the grocery store I picked up some fresh flowers.
And immediately felt better. Flowers do that, ya know?
Dinner tonight was a little bit of a mix n’ match.
I wanted to use a summer butternut squash I received from Bella Bean last week.
After I peeled of the skin, and removed the seeds, I cut it into cubes and placed it in a baking dish.
On top I sprinkled:
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
I baked it at 375 for 45 minutes. The aroma reminded me of Thanksgiving!
While those are the measurements I used, I would recommend using less butter. The final result was very buttery. It was delicious, but I could have done with a little less butter.
We also made BBQ pork chops.
And grilled okra.
I brushed a wee bit of olive oil on the okra before it was placed on the grill, and added a sprinkle of S & P.
For a dipping sauce, we used chili & garlic sauce.
This made the okra a little more bearable :) I am not yet sold on the taste of okra, and think I may try frying it next time.
Even thought there was a little Southern…
A little Asian…
Because of the Asian dipping sauce of course!
And a little Thanksgiving…
It was fabulous!
Dessert followed dinner almost immediately.
Vanilla ice cream with Recee’s Pieces!
Before I head back to finalizing the surprise, I must apologize that I forgot to post snack suggestion #10 & #11 the past two days!! I can’t believe I did that… So tonight I leave you with THREE! (insert your hooray’s)
Snack suggestion #10
A hard-boiled egg with freshly ground black pepper.
Snack suggestion #11
Greek yogurt with chopped almonds and honey.
And last but not least….
Snack suggestion #12
One whole-wheat English muffin with peanut butter (or almond butter).
Has anyone tried any of the snack suggestions yet? Which one(s)?
Can’t wait for tomorrow morning!