roasted butternut squash with figs + sage

Butternut Squash with Figs + Sage | theclevercarrot.com

My parents host a huge Thanksgiving feast every year.

I go up a dress size just thinking about it.

In addition to being surrounded by family and friends, what I love most, is the mass spread of traditional fare you only eat once a year (stuffing in July doesn’t sound good to you?!). To keep it fun, we do try to sneak in at least one new dish for the crowd.

But it has to be simple, and can’t add to the stress….

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last minute vegetables

summer vegetables | theclevercarrot.com

It was 5’oclock by the time I realized what happened.

After driving around all day, running errands in preparation for our family vacation, I forgot to remove my CSA vegetables from the car!

I was pretty sure everything would be wilted and ruined. It was only 8 million degrees outside.

But surprisingly, the veggies held up which is a good thing because they needed to be used up before we left. Just add that to the never ending to-do list.

So, I took a break from what what needed to be done to let out some much needed steam in the kitchen….

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