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Dark Days Meal 10: Chicken with Mashed Acorn Squash


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chicken with acorn squash

Sow cooker chicken and mashed acorn squash...a great meal to come home to.

I’m really embracing my slow cooker these days. It takes a little bit of planning, but it’s nice to come home from work to a dinner that is, at least mostly, ready to eat. I had intended this meal to be for the Dark Days one pot meal challenge. But when I couldn’t fit the acorn squash into the slow cooker with the chicken, I gave up on that. Two pot meals don’t count.


Dark Days Week 4: Christmas Kale and Sweet Potato Stew


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kale potato stew with venison

hearty winter stew with local venison, kale, and sweet potatoes

Merry Christmas! It is 6:31 a.m. and I’m the only one awake (at least when I started this…it’s almost 9 now and presents are opened.). Every year I think I’ll sleep in, especially when we don’t have the kids with us. Every year I’m awake at 5:30. Nothing beats Christmas morning! (new slippers and a ruby ring. nice.) While I’m waiting for Rick to wake up to open presents, I thought I’d get a start on my Dark Days Week 4 challenge post. This week I went old school and made stew.


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