So last Saturday I woke up with a stuffy nose and horrible sore throat. Jimmy woke up with a wicked hangover. We looked out the bedroom window- it was dreary and raining. Then we turned on the TV and saw that the weather forecast was calling for a chance of snow. So what did we do? Something so shameful. So disgusting. So despicable. I am embarrassed actually to admit this…….. We stayed in bed ALL DAY. We were like deadbeats or something. I mean, I don’t think in all my 27 years I have ever done this (ok maybe if I was really sick when I was kid.) At 4pm when we finally got up I felt like a pathetic loathe. But- on the positive side, watching continuous Food Network eps gave me some inspiration! So to stop myself from feeling like a complete waste of life I quickly got to work whipping up Sunny Anderson’s Beefy Butternut Squash and Paula Deen’s Sweet Potato Pie. I made quite a few alterations to their recipes but if you would like the original versions click the links above. Thanks for the recipes, ladies. I had my family over for dinner and they were a big hit!