New Flavors

Sorry about the lack of a post yesterday. I had full intentions of blogging, but by the time it actually came down to it…I decided I was exhausted and a night away from the computer was in order. Since I spend all day long on the computer at work, sometimes the nights need to just be for television or reading.
Last night’s dinner was one of those meals that was cooked from exhaustion too. I simply took this can of Amy’s soup.DSC01610  Then I added leftover vegetables and chicken, and heated it in the microwave, and got this.DSC01606  Then I cooked an acorn squash in the oven with a little cinnamon on top.DSC01607  This was very good, and I took the other half to eat for my lunch today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for tonight’s dinner, that was a much different story.  I took these Trader Joe’s sausages out of the freezer this morning.DSC01614  Tonight, I sliced the sausages along with onion and shiitake mushrooms, and then topped the whole thing with fresh basil leaves.  I baked this between 375 and 425 for about 30 minutes.  We like when the sausage is very done and browned.DSC01619  The shiitake mushrooms were great in this.  I’m really happy I added them.  I topped this with a little hot sauce once it was on my plate…so good!

On the side we had roasted broccoli and a mixture of roasted butternut squash with turnip and parsnip.

I make a lot of roasted broccoli, so tonight I thought I would do a bit of a different flavor.  I chopped my two heads of broccoli and drizzled the juice of half a lemon and about 4 chopped garlic cloves.  Then I sprinkled pepper and salt.  It turned out really well.  I’m happy for new flavors.DSC01622  For the roasted root vegetable mixture, I chopped a butternut squash, two parsnips, and three turnips and tossed it in olive oil spray, salt, and pepper.  This cooked for the longest time…probably about 40 minutes.  Just to note, everything was cooked in the oven and at the same temperatures so it could all cook at the same time.  The broccoli was in for the least amount of time, and I actually split the cooking so that it cooked for a few minutes at the beginning and then when it got closer to everything else being ready, I put it back in. 

Hopefully I’ll get some good sleep tonight.  I was a bit too tired at work today.  Enjoy the rest of your nights!

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