Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash

We spent Christmas in Minnesota with my dad.  He watches what he eats and refuses to eat white foods for the most part.  We’d planned to roast a turkey and I wanted a new vegetable side dish since we were skipping mashed potatoes.  When I ran across the recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash on a blog I was intrigued.  I showed it to my P.S. and he said “Make it!”  It was a done deal. Continue reading

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Creamed Peas on Toast

Creamed Peas on Toast

Creamed Peas on Toast

One of my favorite childhood meals was creamed peas on toast.  I can’t say that we ate it often, but when we did I was in heaven.  My siblings, however, hated peas.  The meal was their worst nightmare, and they may have sat at the table for hours, refusing to eat it.  That’s probably why we didn’t eat it often.  One of my sisters and one of my brothers (I have two of each) to this day won’t eat peas.  I’d eat peas in any way, shape or form! Continue reading

Christmas Crockpot Candy

Christmas Crockpot Candy

Christmas Crockpot Candy

I’ve never made the ever popular crockpot candy.  I’ve eaten plenty of it, does that count?  I’ve had the chocolate and peanuts version and loved it.  I mostly love anything with dry roasted peanuts!  When I saw a white chips version on a blog that also included red and green colored m & ms, I decided to finally try making the candy.  My cousin Shirley also wanted to try! Continue reading