Hubby got to pick last night's meal...this is what he chose.
This cake is delicious. Moist and flavorful, full of hazelnuts and dried cranberries.
We both thought the rum flavoring in the frosting was a bit much. Next time would probably just add a little vanilla. BTW, I ended up overbaking it just a bit, so if you make it, better check it 5-10 minutes before the end of cooking time according to the recipe. The recipe is from Pillsbury.
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 cups shredded peeled butternut squash
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts
This dish was a bit different....skirt steak over braised radishes with a mustard sauce.
I don't normally think of radishes as something to cook; more of a salad veggie. They're kind of interesting, they get a lot more mellow when cooked. Kinda like a potato with a bit of a kick. Is it something I want to eat again...well, maybe. It was definitely fun to try. Here's the recipe from Epicurious.