About a month ago, Kelsey made this amazing birthday dinner for her husband, Ryan. Unfortunately, I don't have the recipes for most of the things listed here - you'll have to ask Kelsey for those. Rather than the individual recipes, I was hoping to share the flavor of the overall meal - and provide you with some ideas for your next dinner party.
Butternut Squash Lasagna
with apples, walnuts, goat cheese, and lemon vinaigrette
The lasagna had sort of a muted but sweet flavor that worked well with the bright and tart, yet nutty, salad. The salad was so good that I ended up making a variation of it everyday for lunch that week! To make the vinaigrette - whisk together some freshly squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper - use a ratio that is to your liking.
And the cake was amazing! It is no surprise that this amazing recipe was found on Smitten Kitchen - there always seems to be something worth trying there. I wish I had another piece of this cake right now - chocolate and peanut butter goodness!
Have you ever seen a candle do that? Maybe it was used one too many times...
Whether you have a birthday to celebrate or just need an idea for dinner - this menu is the perfect thing to sit down to on an Autumn evening!
Thank you, Kelsey, for such a wonderful meal!