I must say, cooking is one of my biggest stress relievers and mood changers. I was in a grumpy mood all day, mainly because I did not feel good. It's smoky here, and I was up really late. I didn't even get out of my pajamas until well after lunch time, now that is pretty bad. So I finally got over myself and got into the shower and started dinner.
Roasted Squash Chili Mac found here: http://pinterest.com/pin/32088216066358323/
I explored with butternut squash tonight, and it was my first time, so I just peeled it, and chopped it, salted, peppered and nutmegged (nutmeg'd?) them, and put them in the oven at 400 Fahrenheit for 19 minutes. Then I boiled a box of rigatoni pasta with salted water and some oil. Then I melted the butter in a saucepan, and this is where I strayed from the recipe, I just eyeballed all the ingredients...I only used half the chili powder, I used dried oregano instead of fresh, and I didn't use coriander. I also just used some canned green chiles, instead of chopping one up. So after that I pretty much followed the recipe, but I wasn't able to use all the called for noodles, but that's okay, I snacked on them while I was cooking the food!
|Roasted Squash Chili Mac|
This was way out of my comfort zone, I've never really even touched a butternut squash before, but I wanted to take a risk, and boy am I glad! It's fun to discover new recipes and flavors, I hope you do the same!
Try some squash!