Happy Thanksgiving and a recipe!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers! I am so grateful for you.

I wish you a day with all you hold dear….and if not, a simply special quiet time.

I am reposting one of my favorite seasonal recipes below. It makes a great thanksgiving side dish. I hope you can try it out. It is easy!

Whip it up!

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I created this recipe a few weeks ago for a potluck. After evaluating my available ingredients, it all came together. I wanted something vegetarian, seasonal, and easy.

Judy’s Winter Smash 

1 large sweet potato
1 medium butternut squash
1 medium acorn squash
2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3-4 Tbsp of butter
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Directions: Bake the sweet potato. Slice both squashes in half and place cut side face down on a cookie sheet lined with foil or greased with EVOO. Roast alongside the sweet potato at 375* oven until fork tender. In the meantime, core and chop the apples and sauté with the onion in 2 tbsp of butter until soft. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute. Remove from heat. When the squashes are done, remove the seeds and discard. Scoop out the squash and add to the pot. Peel the sweet potato and add to the pot. Add 2-3 more tbsp of butter and cook until melted. Turn off the heat and blend with an immersion blender or mixer. I like the mixture a little chunky. Add salt and pepper as desired.  Serve in a bowl and garnish with parsley if desired. Spice it up some more by adding curry!

Serves 4-6. Double the quantities for bigger or more servings.

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This dish is sweet with a bit of tanginess from the apples, and a bit of a bite from the onion and garlic. Did I also mention that this smash is super healthy?

Happy cooking! Hope your holiday meals are festive and delicious.

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