We made maple-roasted butternut squash, served it over lettuce with goat cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries and drizzled a warm cider vinaigrette over it. Both of these recipes are found in Ina Garten's Back to Basics cookbook.
Not only did everyone in both families love the meal, but there were two distinct victories in my mind. First, my brother-in-law usually has to choke down any sort of salad (nearly literally). He might kill me for saying so... but a week after this meal, he requested we make it again for his birthday dinner. Secondly, it was wonderful to find a vegetarian meal that is satisfying and delicious. Even though no one in our family is a strict vegetarian... in my mind, it isn't necessary to always have meat in a meal. For these two reasons, this meal will definitely be a staple among the Swift family recipes.