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Bring on the fall vegetables!

Monday, November 11, 2013

The mercury is finally dropping over here (mostly...) and we have 2 inches of snow in tonight's forecast, so I guess its time for roasting root vegetables! While the warm weather this fall has been good for bike riding and other outdoor activities, it has also meant extending the summer menu further into the season that usually brings squash and parsnips to my kitchen.

As a Thanksgiving trial, we tested a new recipe last night for maple butternut squash and apple casserole (and a spinach/strawberry/sliced almond salad with balsamic dressing) with pretty good results.

There may be other vegan and vegetarian recipes popping up here in future blogs-- somehow, over time, we've mostly eliminated red meat from our diets (and never cook it at home anymore), and have cut back on meat in general to the point where it only appears on the dinner menu once or twice a week. In the place of meat seems to be a lot of hearty grains and legumes (quinoa, brown rice, lentils, beans), which is kind of nice for variety. The cooking that I do at home now does not necessarily include the kinds of things that my mother and grandmother made... and that's OK.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOODGETNBETR 11/18/2013 9:40AM

    emoticon to reducing your meat intake. Hope the recipe works on Thanksgiving.

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NEWCHINELO 11/12/2013 1:03PM


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BILL60 11/12/2013 7:40AM

    In South Texas, we're expecting a "cold" front with temperatures in the 50's. Happy to be here.

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MNABOY 11/11/2013 11:11PM

    We are expecting our first freeze tonight or tomorrow.

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PICKIE98 11/11/2013 3:44PM

    It is snowing here too and we still have leaves falling like mad..

We need to finish mulching them so we can get the batteries out of the lawn tractors for winter. I am not a roasted veggie person, but love steaming them!! It is definitely hot chocolate weather...

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