Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Acorn Squash w/Spinach and Dried Cranberries

I'm just trying to give you dear readers a complex, here's a dish that would be perfect for thanksgiving :-P Long long ago I had seen this recipe for Butternut Squash and Spinach. Well, I must've been channeling this when I made dinner tonight. As I had roasted the squash already and it was sitting in the fridge calling my name, this took literally 15min--tops to throw together. Without further ado, I give you...

a rather unappetizing photo :)

and just some guidelines... as I didn't measure anything, and you should feel free to adjust it to your tastes (more spinach or more squash or more craisins...)

Saute 1/2 chopped onion until tender, then toss in roasted squash (any kind of squash would do, as would sweet potato; I roasted 425deg for ~25min) and loads of spinach. Cover and let cook a bit. Stir, and add more spinach if desired (it does wilt down a ton, so I added more once the first batch was done). Add handful of dried cranberries and season with s/p and some freshly grated nutmeg (optional). Cover and cook until all spinach is wilted and squash warmed through. Serve!

And one last picture, of a smiling Spinach-Asiago Chicken Sausage (another awesome Sam's purchase). See, even he liked the squash and spinach :)

14 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I'd eat that dish ANYTIME - not just on Thanksgiving!! :0)

Esi said...

I have yet to try acorn squash, but I think this is one to last a whole season!

Nick said...

I like the combo, never would have thought to do it myself though. Perhaps an acorn squash puree with cranberries in it and baked would be good too.... Great idea.

Meg said...

I think it looks very appetizing! What a wonderful combo of flavors!

sportsnutritionliving said...

ohh you couldhave thrown some apples in there for the blogger secret ingredient recipe!

Erica said...

I love all of the fall dishes you've been throwing out! You're the best, thank you!

ttfn300 said...

Christie: that would've been a good idea!! oh well... my apple post is coming tomorrow :)

HangryPants said...

This looks sooooo good. I am going to lobby to get it on the Thanksgiving menu. My mom is a traditionalist though, but I'll try. :)

Adam said...

Great dish, I absolutely love squash! I can't believe it's that time of year already. Yeah you're giving me a Thanksgiving complex... but I'm sure there are worse things :)

MizFit said...

SAMS?

for the sausage?!
who knew...

Katie said...

I LOVE acorn squash. This really looks fantastic!

Maria said...

I love acorn squash and you added dried cranberries? LOVE IT!

HeatherBakes said...

That dish looks amazing! I don't think I'll wait for Thanksgiving, though...

And I love the Sam's chicken sausages, too :)

Meghann said...

I love that its squash season. I can't wait to pick one up this weekend so I can start making some yummy recipes

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