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Hey, happy almost Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving, it is definitely one of my favorite holidays. I adore the traditional food and just love the focus on spending time with friends and family and taking a moment to consider what you are grateful for. This year I am especially grateful for all the wonderful people in my life. I am so lucky to have such amazing friends and family. I am also grateful for this blogging adventure I am on, and for all of you! I so very much enjoy getting to know you guys and appreciate you being here.
While I am very much looking forward to all the indulgent holiday food, I do try to balance it with lighter dishes during the season. This cinnamon maple delicata squash is a perfect side to balance out some of the more indulgent dishes. It is a little sweet, a little spicy and works great as a brunch side (or at least I think it would, I forgot to actually set it out for brunch). It would also make a delicious and easy side with dinner (maybe even Thanksgiving dinner if you are looking for a last-minute side). I also love delicata squash because you can eat the skin, which saves both time and a ton of effort while preparing.
Cinnamon Maple Delicata Squash
Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Cut the ends of your squash, then cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Slice squash into 1/4-1/2 inch slices. In a small bowl mix all other ingredients. Then toss the squash in the mixture until evenly coated. (*I used a freezer bag to mix my ingredients and then coat the squash, it worked great). Spread evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, then flip. Continue baking for another 10-15 minutes, until squash is tender and starting to caramelize.
Let me know if you give it a try. Are you a squash fan? I love pretty much all squash varieties and eat tons of it in the fall and winter.
With the holiday, I will probably not have any new posts up until Monday. But I’ll be checking in here and there on Instagram. I will keep an eye out for your guys’ fun holiday and weekend check-ins as well.
If you are celebrating, what are your Thanksgiving plans? Are you a Black Friday shopper? I don’t usually do any Black Friday shopping. But I love the holiday deals you can find online, so I guess that makes me more of a Cyber Monday kind of gal.
I will leave you guys with this beautiful sunset picture, courtesy of my mother in law. She knows how much I enjoy a pretty sunset and sent this to me. It was just so lovely, I had to share. Hope you guys have a wonderful holiday and weekend! See you next week!