13 November 2009

Early Thanksgiving: Roasted Squash and Cornbread Stuffing

Last night we had an early Thanksgiving since my mom and dad are in town for Ken's ordination service (which is tonight!). Ken's dad flew in last night and ate up the leftovers. I should have taken a picture before that happened because it was so beautiful.

Or as I would say if I was a real blogger:

It.
Was.
So.
Beautiful.

We had every color... brilliant red cranberry sauce, bright orange butternut squash, green salad... perfectly lovely.

I have two recipes to share with you... Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Cornbread Stuffing.

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash
Ingredients
1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped (1" dice)
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp. (more or less) maple syrup
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
freshly ground black pepper
pinch thyme
pinch rosemary

Method
1. Preheat oven to 375.* Chop squash and onion; place in 8x8 baking dish.

2. In a small bowl, mix syrup, oil, salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary. Pour over veggies; toss and stir to coat. Bake for 45 minutes or until squash is tender.*

*We just threw ours in with the turkey at 325 for a little over an hour.

Cornbread Stuffing
Ingredients
bay leaf
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 Tbsp. butter
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 med. onion, chopped
1 granny smith apple, chopped
some fresh parsley, chopped
GF cornbread, preferably stale, ripped up into smallish pieces
sage
thyme
salt
pepper
1 c. broth

Method
1. Heat butter and olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add bay leaf, celery, onion and apple and saute for 5 minutes.

2. Stir in the parsley and cornbread. Sprinkle S&P, sage and thyme over top and stir to combine. Pour enough broth in to moisten the bread.

Serve hot straight from the stove, or put it in a baking dish and place in the oven with the turkey, ideally for no more than 20-30 minutes.

3 comments:

Sookie St. James said...

Yea Thanksgiving! That butternut squash thing sounds incrrredible (Peter Gay standard pronunciation). I wish butternut squash were not such a horror to peel, the little darlings. Wish I could be at your Thanksgiving table this year. Alas. And alack.

And. Funny. Blogger. Joke

Marie said...

how come gluten free CB? I didn't know you guys were avoiding it?

emilie said...

We're not; my mom is and she was with us for Fake Thanksgiving.