Stuffed Chicken & Roasted Delicata Squash

In an effort to keep my food blog alive, I’m going to try taking photos with my iPhone & posting on said phone while rocking my little one to sleep. Or hiding in the bathroom. Or while at red lights.

Because seriously, when you have a toddler, who has time for a real camera & editing & a laptop?

So for dinner tonight, I sliced up some delicata squash (peel & all!), rubbed them with butter & salt & roasted on 425′ till tender…

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Started a sauce of melted butter, curry powder, julienned ginger, diced apple, raisins, & apple juice…

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And let it simmer for awhile till the sauce was reduced & the fruit was soft.

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I then halved & pounded thin some chicken breast & stuffed them with cooked bacon & sliced pears, tied the chicken back up & put it on a hot cast iron skillet.

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I let them get nice & caramelized on the outside, alternating the lid off & on to steam through. The last 5 minutes I melted some thin-sliced aged gouda on top.

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Spoon the sauce over the squash & serve it with some cooked chard & beet greens & you have an amazing dinner!

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Spicy Chowder

Our Chinese exchange students have prompted me to dust off our little food blog. Since becoming a momma, my writing inspiration has been focused on my personal blog, but these little pint-sized tweens can cook! It was too good to not share.

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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The Tin Fish

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Fillet Mignon with Sunchoke-Chard Hash and Quinoa

The title says it all folks. And it’s even more amazing than it sounds.

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Appetizer Potluck

Okay folks, here’s one that’s way overdue to be shared. Those of you who were at our house for this know how behind I am in putting this one out. It’ll be our little secret, okay? Okay.

Birthday potluck at our house!
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Roasted Duck with Root Vegetables & Spaghetti Squash (aka Christmas Dinner)

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Latkes Rosemary & Josh Style (aka Christmas Breakfast)

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Christmas Eve

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On Christmas Eve Josh and I got to spend some time with my extended family. I so love spending Christmas Eve with them; ever since I was a little girl, it was the one time of the year I could see aunts, uncles & cousins that are scattered around the state. While there were pieces of the family that were missing, I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to see those that were here. My Aunt Jeri, for instance, I hadn’t seen in probably 8 years. I wasn’t expecting her to be here this year, and when we saw each other for the first time, we hugged and hugged for so long. I got a little teary, and I think she did too.

I think I might have gotten my love of food from my Dad’s side of the family. We know how to cook. We know how to eat. And there was plenty of yummy finger food to go around tonight.

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