Thursday, November 23, 2017

Holiday Squash

Every Thanksgiving, I make a holiday squash recipe as our signature Thanksgiving dish.  Here is the recipe (serves eight):

Ingredients:  Four acorn squash, 8 apples, butter, cinnamon sugar.

  • Cut the acorn squash and scoop out the seeds and pulp. Plant the seeds and pulp in the garden.
  • Put the squash halves, flat sides down on a baking sheet and bake them for about 50 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Chop up the apples.
  • Set the squash halves cut-sides up in a baking dish and sprinkle the scooped out part with cinnamon sugar, then put a little pat of butter in each.  
  • Stuff each squash half with chopped apples and cover again with cinnamon sugar and dabs of butter.  
  • Pop the stuffed squash back into the oven until the apples are baked in the buttery, cinnamon goodness and the squash is toasty again. 
  • Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so grateful to be spending the holiday warm and cozy with my sleepy Lone Star Girl, with lots of good food in the oven.  We have learned a lot about gratitude for the small wonderful things in life since she has been ill and am so happy that we get to share them.  

I hope that you all have many things to be thankful for today and always.

Lone Star Ma

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club: Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving

Today's edition of the Subversive Children's Book Club is a good choice for families who may tie Thanksgiving traditions to teaching their children to care for animals as winter nears - Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey.   

This funny little picture book tells the story of a class of schoolchildren who visit a turkey farm, make friends with the turkeys and then discover the turkey farmer's terrible secret.  They manage to sneak the turkeys away for safe Thanksgivings in their homes where they can be dinner guests and not dinner  served.  It is funny and sweet and perfect for vegetarian children.  I highly recommend it.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nightmare On Tax Bills

The House just passed a horror story of a tax "reform" bill.  Please call your Senators and tell them not to sell out the sick and disabled and students and teachers and the elderly like their colleagues in the House did, Mamas.

Monday, November 06, 2017


Tomorrow is Election Day, Texas! Constitutional Amendments.  If you did not vote early, you need to get out there tomorrow and vote.