Thursday, September 22, 2011

Acorn Squash and Apple Chicken Sausage Bulgar

Life has been quite full lately. Ever have those periods of time when you feel like everything that can go wrong, goes wrong? In the midst of the chaos, we haven't had too much time or energy to cook. So I'm all about simple recipes that you can put together with minimal prep and clean up time. 

I am loving that Fall is here. With fall comes all the winter veggies and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.  Acorn squash is one of those vegetables that I discovered during graduate school when we had little funds and no time. Also seen here

Microwaved Acorn Squash

1. Simply cut the acorn squash across its waist and place facedown on a shallow salad bowl. 

2. Pour 1/4 cup of water around the squash. 

3. Microwave for 8-11 minutes (depending on size) and you get sweet and tender squash to stuff (with anything!) or to eat with a bit of butter and some sprinkled cinnamon. 

Every time I make bulgar, The Husband says, "I like bulgar!" It is one of those grains that is super easy to cook and prep. 

Classic Bulgar

1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup bulgar
1 3/4 cup water/stock
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat olive oil on medium heat and pour in bulgar. Stir to coat all bulgar with olive oil.

2. Pour water/stock into the bulgar and turn heat to the lowest setting. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.

3. Turn off heat and let sit covered for 15 minutes. 

4. Fluff bulgar with a fork and add salt and pepper to taste. 

* You can toss in any combination of veggies, meats, or spices to flavor up the bulgar. Similar to other grains such as quinoa. 

Apologies for the lack of posting. Thanks for reading and being a great source of motivation for me to do something purely for enjoyment and pleasure. 

Have a great Thursday. :) 

1 comment:

  1. oooh! my favorite fall recipe:

    challah pumpkin french toast with honeyed mascarpone and berries! pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin :)

    oh yeah and saw the pumpkin spice latte and thought of you!