Sorry for the delayed post. The last two days on the road were pretty intense with bad weather and negative temperatures. However, we made it to Oregon safe and sound and it feels so good to be here.
I miss big pine trees and wide open space on the east coast. Everything here feels so open and big. I love it!
But let me back this up…..the night before we hit the road from Denver, we made a delicious butternut squash and broccoli pizza for new years dinner. It was AMAZING and I think I will make this version for my family later this week. It was simple but so tasty.
Thanks to Taylor I didn’t have to risk cutting off an arm while dicing up the butternut. It helps to have a man in the house when you are cooking with winter squash.
I first cooked the squash in boiling water for about 10 minutes (just until it’s easily pierced with a fork) Then I blended it with a handful of fresh sage and a little bit of heavy cream. And spread it on a premade crust.
Then we sautéed up the broccoli in a little olive oil until it was nice and browned. We put everything on the dough with some parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and dried rosemary.
And 15 minutes later this beauty came out of the oven. What a great combination. The sage, squash and broccoli worked really well together. I highly recommend this easy recipe!
With full bellies and a good nights sleep behind us, we hit the road bright and early. Continuing our journey west we drove through Wyoming which is such a beautiful state. Taylor and I began fantasizing about moving to Wyoming to become cattle ranchers. You never know!
Population 1? Maybe we can make that population 3 with our cattle ranch.
We listened to a new book on tape which I highly recommend. John Krakauer’s “Where Men Win Glory” Listening to books on tape make for a fun road trip.
After logging over 800 miles we decided to grab a motel instead of sleeping in the back of the car. With temperatures creeping to negative 10 degrees a motel was a warm welcome.
And yesterday we gave it one last big push and arrived safely in Oregon. We can kiss the open road goodbye for a couple of months and settle into our lives in Oregon for a while. Yeehaw!