Sausage Stuffing Stuffed Squash

That’s a mouthful! Not just the name, when this meal is done no one goes hungry, not even the broke roommate in my case. Inspired by wanting to stuff an acorn squash given to me by a friends mom from her garden, and the first cold day of fall, which to me means holidays, and therefore stuffing, I created -deep breath- sausage, cranberry and apple stuffing stuffed squash.

Total time: 2 hours, serves 6-ish

Ingredients

• 1 large sweet onion

• 1 celery stock

• 20 oz italian ground sausage

• 2 gala apples

• 5oz dried cranberries

• 4 tbsp butter

• 3 eggs

• 1 acorn squash

• salt & pepper

• mustard powder

• 1 loaf wheat or white bread

• 1/2 loaf light rye bread

• 1 can Campbell’s cheese soup

Instructions

Begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Dice the onion and celery and add to a large skillet with 4 tbsp butter, salt, pepper and mustard powder. While this is sautéing, begin toasting bread and ripping into quarter sized pieces into a large bowl. When celery and onion are soft, add into bread bowl and use the skillet to then heat the sausage. Continue toasting and ripping until you have finished the loaf and a half. Flip sausage and continue stirring until fully cooked, then add to the bread mixture. Heat cheese soup with 1/2 cup water, stir, and add to the mixture. Dice apples, and add, along with cranberries. Lastly, add eggs and (remove jewelry from hands) begin to mush with your hands, mixing everything completely until you reach a nice consistency.  Chop the acorn squash in half, scoop out guts, and drizzle with melted butter or olive oil. Fill with stuffing until overflowing and place in greased baking dish. Dispense the remaining stuffing into its own greased baking dish. Heat in oven for 1 hour with the solo stuffing covered for the first 30 minutes. To serve, slice squash into halves again. Bowl recommended. Enjoy.

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Eating Healthy for One

My boyfriend recently got a second shift job, therefore I eat dinner alone now 😦 But rather than taking this sadness and alone time to craft amazing and wild dinners, I started exploring with different stir fries, salads, and much more light and healthy options that I usually just don’t do because I am feeding a male. I’ve had a few great meals that were super light but filling and delicious! I thought I had to share for any others out there that want a good and healthy dinner on the lighter fare. I don’t have any pictures of the ones I’ve made so far but I will start taking pictures soon.

Fun Fact: Spinach is the only vegetable that is more vitamin rich when cooked!

  1. Ahhhmazing Summer Salad
  2. Sautéed Broccoli Salad
  3. Refreshing Greens Salad
  4. Rich Veggie Delight
  5.  Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

1. Ahhhmazing Summer Salad

Ingredients:

  1. Rinsed Spinach
  2. Sliced Strawberries
  3. Crumbled Goat Cheese
  4. Glazed Pecans or Walnuts

2. Sautéed Broccoli Salad

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Head of Broccoli
  2. 1-2 Cups of Spinach
  3. 2-3 Cloves of Garlic
  4. 1/4 cup Chopped Onion
  5. 1/4 cup of cilantro
  6. Black Pepper
  7. 2 tbs of Butter
  8. Parmesan Cheese
  9. Balsamic Vinegar
 Simply douse a large skiller in butter and saute garlic. Add in onion then broccoli. Cover and stir occasionally until cooked. Add in spinach and cilantro and stir with desired amount of pepper and balsamic. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve!

3. Refreshing Greens Salad

Ingredients:

  1. Spinach
  2. Arugula
  3. Sugar Snap Peas
  4. Avocado
  5. Parsley
  6. Cherry Tomatoes

4. Rich Veggie Delight

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup Chopped Onion
  2. 1/2 cup Shredded Brussel Sprouts
  3. 1/4 cup Chopped Carrots
  4. 1/4 cup Chopped Celery
  5. 3 Cloves of Garlic, Diced
  6. 2-3 tbs of Butter
  7. Salt and Pepper
  8. Dash of Cinnamon
  9. Tomato Sauce

Simply sauté all ingredients together until browned. Add tomato sauce and simmer shortly. serve with parmesan cheese.

5. Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  1. Balsamic Vinegar
  2. Lime Juice
  3. Black Pepper
  4. Olive Oil
  5. Finely chopped Garlic

Whether you are on a diet, always eat healthy, or just want to eat better, I hope these recipes serve you well! Enjoy 🙂