Christmas is around the corner and it usually makes me want to craft the crap out of my house. Now what we have a new home it makes it all the more worth it. Hobby Lobby, Dollar store and Michaels OH MY! This house has room for the perfect tree or maybe two.
Monday night I got together with some friends to catch up. There is something about good friends, wine and unbaked cookie dough that fills my heart. I cherish the times I get to hang with these gals and I am thankful for friends who are real. The ones who are interested in the “meat” of a relationship. Hearing stories of their children makes me excited about Mason growing up. Oh how I’ll miss him as a baby, but seeing him grow is the most wonderful gift I’ve been given. Being a new mom is like throwing all of your laundry in the same load. You’re hoping your colors won’t bleed and that name brand detergent protects your whites, but no matter what, your whites are going to come out pink. Having friends who have done a load or two before me helps me realize there is no right or wrong. I’m doing a good job, and you know what? I always find a twenty at the bottom of the wash, because I never clean out my jean pockets. Boom.
Acorn Squash with Chorizo and Apples
1 glass of Red Wine
1 Acorn Squash
2-2.5 lbs Chorizo Sausage, ground
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 cup Onion, chopped
2 tsp Garlic
1 Apple, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
While drinking your glass of red wine, pre-heat oven to 400º. Cut acorn squash in half, scrape out the seeds and place on a baking pan, cut side down, with enough water to cover the bottom of pan. Bake at 400º for 30-45 min until tender. Cook chorizo in a pan until its browned and no longer pink. I like to break it up into smaller chunks but not fully ground up. Move the chorizo to a plate lined with paper towels to soak up some of that fat (save those calories for that second glass of wine). Add your balsamic vinegar to chorizo pan on medium heat to de-glaze the pan. Once heated add onions, garlic and apples. Cook al-dente. Toss in the chorizo. Top your salted and peppered squash half with the chorizo mixture. Save your leftovers for what I have in store for tomorrow.
What kind of red wine did you drink? I am drinking, Mad Housewife- Cabernet Sauvignon while listing to Swedish House Mafia