Friday, September 28, 2012

Roasted Acorn Squash with Chili Vinaigrette

I absolutely loved this and it was great with my fish tacos!  I got the recipe from here-

The only thing I did differently is that after I cut the squash lengthwise I then cut those pieces in half and instead of using actual chili peppers I just used chili powder.  The sauce is delicious and I think I would make it to put on other things too, but on the acorn squash it is definitely really good!!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fish Tacos

No recipe for this one so no links, just me telling you what I did.

I rubbed a lime on tilapia fillets and lightly salted and peppered them then filleted them.

I boiled corn on the cob.

In a bowl I cut up tomatoes, onion, peppers, avocado, chedar cheese and cilantro. 

I cut the corn off the cob and added it to the bowl and shredded the tilapia with a fork and added it to the bowl as well.

I added fresh lime juice and chili powder and mixed it all together.

Served it in soft taco shells with verde salsa.

Pretty easy and very tasty! 
(you will see tasty looking acorn squash in this pic too, that will be next post)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Acorn Squash Slices

I love!  I type in an ingredient, or multiple ingredients I have and it gives me recipes for those things.  From my Green Bean Delivery I ordered 2 acorn squash, but I've never made acorn squash so I found this recipe on yummly-

I cut one squash into slices and placed in a greased baking dish.
Melted a tablespoon of butter.
Mixed the butter with 3/8 cup of maple syrup.
Poured the butter/syrup over the slices.
And sprinkled with pecans.

I would give it 4 stars.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Honey Mustard Chicken

I get Green Bean Delivery which is an awesome thing in some parts of Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky and I get fresh produce delivered to my door every other week.  This week I got a butternut squash.  I haven't had it since I was young so I was excited to try it again.  I had some chicken breasts in the fridge so got out this cookbook:

I looked through their chicken recipes and was inspired by their one for honey mustard chicken.  This recipe was for chicken thighs though and called for whole grain mustard & clear honey.  I used chicken breast and used mustard powder instead and honey I got from Brown County that has the honeycomb in it.
I just used 1 Tbsp. honey and mixed in 1 Tbsp. mustard powder for 1 chicken breast.
I added a little bit of salt & pepper.  I used a spoon to pour and spread the mix over the chicken and then baked it.  1/2 way through baking I scooped up the sauce that had gone to the bottom of the pan and spread it back on the chicken.
For the squash I cut it in 1/2, added some salt and pepper, put it on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil and baked at 345 for about 45 minutes (until I could put a fork through the long end) per the directions of my mama!  Added butter and more salt & pepper to eat :)

Both the chicken and the yellow squash were great!!!  I'd be interested to try the actual recipe in the book for the mustard chicken someday...