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what's on the dinner menu for tonight?

Posted by on Feb. 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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 i was thinking of making chicken tacos with chipolte rice & refried beans. black bean tacos for me though.

by on Feb. 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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aubsmom09
by Erin on Feb. 11, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Butternut squash mac and cheese, asparagus and salad.

lizzig
by Ruby Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 12:53 PM

 ohh that sounds yummy!  care to share your recipe?

Quoting aubsmom09:

Butternut squash mac and cheese, asparagus and salad.

 

aubsmom09
by Erin on Feb. 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Sure thing!  I haven't ever used frozen squash as the recipe states.  I use fresh and roast it the day before and blend it up with some veggie stock. I always add extra spices too and especially salt and pepper.


Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 c uncooked macaroni (whole wheat or gluten free)
  • 2 c fresh broccoli florets
  • 12 oz frozen butternut squash puree, thawed (can use microwave)
  • ½ c fat free cottage cheese
  • ⅓ c fat free sour cream
  • 5 oz reduced fat sharp cheddar (block is best)
  • dash nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • splash milk, if needed
  • Optional topping: dash garlic, ½ c panko breadcrumbs, ⅓ c grated Parmesan
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and prepare casserole dish by spritzing with nonstick spray.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package instructions and steam broccoli to desired level of cripsness.
  3. Meanwhile, combine squash pure, cottage cheese, sour cream, cheddar (chopped into cubes, if using block), nutmeg, and garlic. Bring to boil, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer until cheese is melted. Add a splash of milk, if needed, to provide a smooth consistency.
  4. Drain pasta and add along with broccoli to cheese sauce. Mix well and pour into casserole dish.
  5. Mix together optional topping and pour over mixture, spritz with nonstick spray to encourage browning.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, until cheese starts to bubble. Switch to broil to brown and crisp topping.
  7. Remove from oven and serve.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 270 Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 4g Protein: 18g
Quoting lizzig:

 ohh that sounds yummy!  care to share your recipe?

Quoting aubsmom09:

Butternut squash mac and cheese, asparagus and salad.

 


momofsixangels
by Colleen on Feb. 11, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Maybe sausage on the grill

lizzig
by Ruby Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 1:06 PM

 thanks!

Quoting aubsmom09:

Sure thing!  I haven't ever used frozen squash as the recipe states.  I use fresh and roast it the day before and blend it up with some veggie stock. I always add extra spices too and especially salt and pepper.

 

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 c uncooked macaroni (whole wheat or gluten free)
  • 2 c fresh broccoli florets
  • 12 oz frozen butternut squash puree, thawed (can use microwave)
  • ½ c fat free cottage cheese
  • ⅓ c fat free sour cream
  • 5 oz reduced fat sharp cheddar (block is best)
  • dash nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • splash milk, if needed
  • Optional topping: dash garlic, ½ c panko breadcrumbs, ⅓ c grated Parmesan
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and prepare casserole dish by spritzing with nonstick spray.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package instructions and steam broccoli to desired level of cripsness.
  3. Meanwhile, combine squash pure, cottage cheese, sour cream, cheddar (chopped into cubes, if using block), nutmeg, and garlic. Bring to boil, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer until cheese is melted. Add a splash of milk, if needed, to provide a smooth consistency.
  4. Drain pasta and add along with broccoli to cheese sauce. Mix well and pour into casserole dish.
  5. Mix together optional topping and pour over mixture, spritz with nonstick spray to encourage browning.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, until cheese starts to bubble. Switch to broil to brown and crisp topping.
  7. Remove from oven and serve.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 270 Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 4g Protein: 18g
Quoting lizzig:

 ohh that sounds yummy!  care to share your recipe?

Quoting aubsmom09:

Butternut squash mac and cheese, asparagus and salad.

 


 

ewild
by on Feb. 11, 2014 at 1:08 PM

dunno something with hamburger in it running low and don't get paid until thursday .

mom_to_kenzie
by Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 1:13 PM
Sounds yummy!

I think we're going to go to the Chinese place down the road for take out or go for sushi. Dh is out of town and I don't cook when he's gone (our 5 and 2 year old don't really eat).
suziejax
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Today is Taco tuseday so its taco soup for us

wandep
by Pam on Feb. 11, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Swedish meatballs, rice, and broccoli.

lizzig
by Ruby Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 4:44 PM

 my daughter would love the first two.  i haven't made those for her in a long while.

Quoting wandep:

Swedish meatballs, rice, and broccoli.

 

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