Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Risotto with butternut squash sauce, and our Stay-cation

 Scott and I were able to go out on a date last weekend...more often than not, we stay in for dates. We got dinner at a restaurant in Denver called Root Down. We had gone to their sister restaurant, Linger, a couple of months before and really liked it, and this was just as good. I came home and a couple days later made a copycat recipe of what I'd eaten. It's Risotto with some red quinoa, maple-candied chopped nuts, a couple of sauteed veggies, all over a butternut squash sauce. Oh and I cubed and cooked some sweet potatoes and threw those on top as well.

It was so yummy, and the kids loved it!
 Several of them went back for seconds, and Charles for thirds!
 The kids have this week off of school for the Thanksgiving holiday. Scott has a bunch of vacation time he needs to take before the end of the year (he can only roll-over so many hours into the next year and everything else he'll lose), so he decided to take this week off and the week of Christmas! What a treat! I am SO happy that we'll all get to be together for an entire week! We plan on doing some fun things around the area with the'll be a little stay-cation. Here's Jane helping dad put up our Christmas lights. We like to get them up when it's not freezing outside so this was a good day.

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