Sumptuous Stuffed Squash
Thanksgiving. A holiday that sanctions eating yourself silly with no one passing any judgment on you -rather people continually asking if you'd like them to heap another serving of eggplant parmigiana on your plate (yeah in our family we're heaping eggplant on our plates). I mean really what can possibly be better than that!
keep reading for this recipe for Sumptuous Stuffed Squash ( the perfect healthy Thanksgiving side dish) and all the other things I'm counting my Blessings for as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday!
It’s delicata squash season and other than making fries with them, I love making stuffed squash. These are 4 ingredients, so easy to make and super delicious. I made mine vegan but feel free to add in some feta cheese or top with sour cream
what you’ll need:
( they are all from @traderjoeslist )
•1 delicata squash
•1 cup quinoa (prepared)
•1 cup black beans
•1/2 cup pepita salsa (if you can’t find this, sub for your favorite salsa)
How to make it:
•preheat oven to 400
•cut delicata lengthwise and clean out the seeds
•spray with oil and coat with salt. Bake inside down for 25 minutes
•meanwhile, combine quinoa, black beans and salsa
•once squash is done, full insides with quinoa mixture and put back into oven for 5 minutes
•once done, top with cilantro and onions
Sumptuous Stuffed Squash
- what you’ll need:
- ( they are all from @traderjoeslist )
- •1 delicata squash
- •1 cup quinoa (prepared)
- •1 cup black beans
- •1/2 cup pepita salsa (if you can’t find this, sub for your favorite salsa)
- How to make it:
- •preheat oven to 400
- •cut delicata lengthwise and clean out the seeds
- •spray with oil and coat with salt. Bake inside down for 25 minutes
- •meanwhile, combine quinoa, black beans and salsa
- •once squash is done, full insides with quinoa mixture and put back into oven for 5 minutes
- •once done, top with cilantro and onions
And in addition to being thankful for this recipe for Sumptuous Stuffed Squash here are a few more things i'm thankful for!
Kids and a dog who are potty trained. Really this I count as one of my greatest achievements as a mother- the fact that I got two kids ( and a dog)- to learn how to use the potty.No my dog doesn't actually sit on a toilet- but you get the gist! Having a diaper-free life – where I don't have to worry about forgetting to take one with me- and thus need to resort to using a makeshift paper towel one instead on a toddler who has just majorly pooped his pants – well it's just plain liberating.
Coffee. Really need I say more-it is the sweet nectar of the gods and the spring in my step- the reason I manage to drag myself out of bed every morning at the crack of 6am, to walk my dogs- and smile sweetly at them, when one barks at every ohtre dog on the block and the other decides to plant himslef on the sidewalk until he is picked up and carried home.
SpongeBob Square Pants. Finally a cartoon that I can sit through more than five minutes of, without quietly trying to slip out of the room without my kids realizing. SpongeBob's earnest goodness truly makes me want to be a better person and rid myself of my cynicism. It might just be the best sitcom on television.
So will you be incorporating any of this Thanksgiving Side into your celebration?