Yesterday was a wonderful day focused on me! I didn't do any chores, grade any assignments, or rake any leaves (although they do need raking). If I didn't do any of that necessary stuff, how could I possibly have passed the time you ask? There was a good workout, a great hour of yoga, a wonderful hour massage, a couple hours putzing in the kitchen, and lovely visiting time with friends. Can a woman really take a day that is relaxing and allows her to recover from the week without guilt? Yes! Do it my friends!
Last nights dinner really highlighted many perfect fall flavors for me. It started with a wonderful salad. I had pears, toasted walnuts, and blue cheese over spinach. I made a quick Dijon vinaigrette. And then, I moved on to this Butternut Squash & Roasted Garlic Crostata with Parmesan-Herb Cornmeal Crust.
I found this recipe on the Hungry Cravings blog. I mostly followed the recipe, but I added a couple cups of sliced Swiss Chard to the roasted butternut squash, before piling it onto the dough. I do believe almost anything can be improved with added Swiss Chard or Kale!
Now ... you guessed it.... I'm off to grade assignments and rake leaves.