We had a great fun time at Bill’s reunion ~ sooo many “old” people there…
Las Vegas was a blast as usual, and Elton John was the best. The photo below is the gargantuan project under construction, to open early 2014.
To give a little perspective, the photo is taken from the 21st floor of the Flamingo, in the very middle of the strip, where the Ferris wheel is located. It is to be the largest Ferris wheel in the world: 28 pods, holding 40 people, that’s over 1100
crazy brave people, floating over Las Vegas, 550 feet into the sky; taking anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour
for a revolution; according to which story you read.
Delicious food all over the place there, but here’s a delicious dish I made when we returned…
Vegetables ~ Roasted.
Butternut Squash. Carrots. Broccoli.
Maple Syrup. Pecans.
The temperature is really falling here now, and there’s something about the cooler weather that makes a hearty healthy vegetable dish like this very appealing.
Maple syrup, squash and carrots were made for each other. Broccoli adds great color and ups the nutritional value of the dish, with pecans adding a nutty crunch to the mix.
This recipe is from the Chicago Tribune. It’s colorful, healthy and delicious; maybe it just might make an appearance on our Thanksgiving table. And, I’m wondering ~ a dash of cinnamon, perhaps…
Roast Squash Medley
2 pounds (about 1 large) butternut squash, peeled and cut into ¾-inch cubes
4 carrots, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks
1 pound broccoli florets
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/3 cup toasted pecans, halved
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss together first 7 ingredients (up to syrup) in a large bowl.
Spread vegetables out on rimmed baking sheet (may need two pans).
Slide into oven and roast, stirring twice until broccoli is browned and all the vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes.
Pour maple syrup over vegetables, stir.
Roast 5 minutes more.
Scatter on nuts and toss.
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and delicious easy recipes!