Figure 1. In preparation: butternut squash mac and cheese with caramelized onions, bacon, and apple.
Figure 2. Friday night's dinner: butternut squash mac and cheese with caramelized onions, bacon, and apple (9.5/10; out of all the pumpkin/butternut squash creamy pasta dishes I have made, this one is the best. Hands down) and a spinach salad.
Figure 3. Saturday night's dinner: broccoli-spinach soup (7/10) with a whole-wheat English muffin with melty sharp cheddar cheese. After a day of back-to-back Christmas parties filled with cheese and dips and wine - coming back to a big bowl of healthy soup was just what I needed.