Monthly Archives: December 2017

Holiday prep and snow!

Hello friends!
Whew, things have been non-stop once again! I keep thinking it will slow down, but somehow it keeps getting more busy!  I am def working on that for 2018!
Lots of side work with teaching and kid clients, a few travel days, helping the Hubs with his album that we will begin recording in Jan, Christmas parties and great time with friends all slammed into not enough time!

Last Friday I did take some time to enjoy the **SNOW** we received!  I was SO shocked when I woke up Friday morning!  I got home late from a client Thursday night and it was sleeting pretty well and it looked like it wanted to snow!
I really did not think it was actually going to snow, let alone stick and make things really pretty!

The snow was lovely and def got me in the Christmas spirit! And it got me thinking more about my menu for Christmas! We are hosting this year in our home and I am so excited to be able to cook with a real stove/oven!  My sister in law is a chef so there will be a lot of yummy food coming to our house!  I thought this recipe was going to take a few test runs, but the first one was melting in my mouth!
And to be honest, I picked up an already shredded bag of Brussles and a pre-chopped container of butternut squash from Trader Joe’s! I just want to make things as simple as possible right now (and always…)!
Today I am linking up today for Foodie Friday with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama and Farrah from Fairyburger for our copycat themed week!
roasted holiday cheer
  • 2 cups shredded or chopped Brussels sprouts
  • 12 oz cubed butternut squash
  • 3/4 cup cranberries
  • 1 cups pecan halves
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pink Salt
  • 3 Tbsp avocado oil



  1. Pre-heat oven to 425*
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly oil.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cranberries and pecans.  Gently toss with the avocado oil and maple syrup.
  4. Add in the salt and cinnamon to taste.
  5. Spread on the parchment lined baking sheet and roast for 20-25 min, or until veggies are soft.
  6. Add more cinnamon if desired.
  7. Enjoy with cheer!

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