Butternut Squash with Cherries

I haven’t been feeling so well this week, so I haven’t gotten to experiment with cooking as much as I would like. Yes, I did just say “like!” 🙂 Truly, I am not just “liking” to cook, but I am “loving” it!

I was determined tonight to take some time and try out this squash recipe, because it sounded so good. I am happy to say that it tasted just as good as it sounded!

Listen to these ingredients: Butternut squash, cherries, apple juice, cinnamon, & vanilla beans!

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When I went to the store to look for vanilla beans, I was not expecting them to look like this:Image

And the finished product….yum!

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Zucchini Fritters

I specifically signed up to bring a side last night to our small group, so that I could try these out on them. I introduced them by saying, “You’d think I would have been nice and brought something that I have already made before and know is good.” 🙂 That said, they were happy to be my guinea pigs.

These were deemed the name ” Zucchini Fritter” last night since I didn’t really have a name for them. These little guys have definite potential to be really, really good; I just think they need a little more yumminess added to them. The recipe I came across somewhere called for just parmesan cheese, egg, and zucchini. I already thought that sounded kind of plain, so I added in fresh garlic and black pepper. They were good, but I still thought they were a bit plain, so I am having fun thinking of some things I can add to this recipe next time.

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More Please! :-)

We loved this! I made this tonight as a side dish, and wow! I could eat cauliflower any day if it were made this way! Fresh garlic & thyme, olive oil, sweet onion, black pepper, and fresh parmesan cheese!

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