Christmas dinner in the Anton household is never a minimal meal consisting of one protein, one carb, and one vegetable. No way! When us Antons do it, we do it right and go ALL out. (and probably go way over the daily caloric intake) But it’s the holidays and it’s okay to eat a little bit extra. So every year my family typically makes the same side dishes, but this year we decided to make a butternut squash casserole, which was awesome. The only thing I would’ve done differently was make it ahead of time and put in the fridge so the flavors could combine. It was definitely better the second day. I got the recipe from a blog called “Evil Shenanigans” . For Christmas I got some new kitchen/culinary stuff; I got a springform pan which is used typically for pies to make a crust, a meat mallet, a set of ramekins, a cookbook, two cupcake decorating books, and two books, one on becoming a chef, and the other on knife skills. I am really excited to use my new equipment and read my books. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas also.