Here is another pinterest gem. A stovetop mac is always nice because there are fewer dishes to deal with and it usually comes together quick and easy. Since this was a weeknight meal I was really hoping to find some frozen squash but unfortunately the market was out. Peeling and dicing the squash was really no problem though. I really love this recipe. What a great way to get some veggies into the meal (along with a side of broccoli of course). Super tasty and easy. The pot was no fun for my son to wash though!
On a cold December day who could resist the lure of beer and cheese? This was good, a bit dry, not a favourite but did the trick. It had a really yummy crust and baked up crispy on the bottom as well. I opted out of the basil. It would have looked prettier with it. Recipe here from How Sweet it Is.