Do you ever find yourself thinking…what am I going to make for dinner tonight?Yes?.. We are members to Sams Club and I found an easy item to use…It is a combo of butternut squash,cranberries,red onions,maple syrup,black pepper,olive oil and sunflower oil with other spices.I use a pack of boneless/skinless chicken..or turkey to go with it.I cube the protein and season with salt and pepper and toss into a heated saute pan that has olive oil in it…about a tablespoon,and i cook until I get some golden brown on it.I use a thermometer and make sure the protein hits 165…then I add a bag(you get two bags and each bag is 20 oz.) of butternut squash mix.If your olive is almost gone add a little more( 1 tablespoon) cover with lid and cook for 7-8 minutes,take lid off and lower heat and cook 5 more minutes (it really depends on how tender you like your butternut). Let it rest for a few minutes and serve.This literally takes 15-20 minutes and it is delicious and quick. Sometimes I serve a side of roasted balsamic brussel sprouts .If you are really pressed for time a small already done rotisserie chicken will do the trick ,you can shredded it or chunk it and throw it in at the end.This serves 4 people in my house…with no leftovers. Enjoy!

My recipe for peach jalapeno salsa

  • 15 oz can of diced peaches in natural syrup(drain)
  • 2 jalapenos-seeded and diced
  • 1 red onion-chopped
  • 6 plum tomatoes-seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped cilantro
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • sea salt
  • Mix everything together and put into bowl with lid.Store in fridge overnight and use.I really like to let mine sit for 2 days as it increases the flavor.I use this salsa on pork dishes,grilled turkey sandwiches,rice and any chips..
  • If you like it really hot add extra jalapenos.You could also grill the jalapenos first for a smokey flavor.Enjoy!

My First Blog Post

Thyme for Home..Hello! I am Yvette and I am trying to get this blog going so please excuse the bumps..I have been a baker,cake decorator for many years and have developed a love for cooking and entertaining..I’m a huge fan of DIY projects and really love nature.Stay tuned and share all or any recipes or ideas..

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

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Thyme for Thyme…

I love food..family..friends..booze..entertaining…holidays..

A group of friends take turns gathering at each others homes.It can get CRAZY! But…we all are close and enjoy all of our friendships..well they are all family to me but anyway I really like to entertain at our house.I set up my own bar and tweak it with the Holiday or celebration or the theme.I set a menu that will be easy and delicious, trying to hit on everyone’s likes.The last dinner party we had was awesome.Almost everyone had drinks(lots..no drinking and driving though!) and finger foods such as whiskey and black pepper pulled pork sliders with a peach jalapeno salsa,hot wing dip,spinach dip,cheeses,grapes and savory stuffed phyllo mini cups.

It was the first time making the hot wing dip and it was so freakin good, it was a hit..super easy.I wanted to add some lil fixins to my bar so I went to the dollar store and spent less than ten bucks on pretzel rods,chocolates and gummy bears.Guys when you are feeling good those fixins are a necessity.

We played one of those personal questions games that you need to ask questions to who you think will say yes to the question and try to get rid of your cards asap to win..Whoa! it was a blast…Learned some new info about all the group…lol..

Two weeks prior my Brother in law and I made our own apple pie infused moonshine..I will post this recipe as it tastes amazing.We had shots and laughed and ate .Great times with great people.

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