Sometimes, when you cook all day for an upcoming event, the last thing you want to do is cook dinner for yourself. I have certainly been known to order a pizza on these days! But sometimes, you get to the point where more chopping and peeling just seems trivial. This is how I felt on Sunday. I spent about six hours working on a variety of bite-size party appetizers for an upcoming catering gig, and chose this recipe from Martha Stewart to make for dinner. I had planned to make it as a side dish with some pan-seared balsamic chicken breasts, but it turned out that neither of us were that hungry. So I just made the gratin. The combination of flavors was very appealing, since we love butternut squash and sage. A little sweetness from the apples sounded like a great compliment, and I knew the parmesan cheese would provide a nice contrast. As an added bonus, it’s pretty healthy and quite hearty. I just used olive oil cooking spray, so I’m sure my version turned out with a few less calories than the original. The only thing I added was a sprinkle of nutmeg on top of the cheese – because everyone knows that nutmeg makes everything just a bit better.