Monday, April 25, 2011


I decided to have some acorn squash for lunch today. While it was cooking, I decided to toss in an apple, some corn, some chicken, and spinach. The chicken is left over from dinner a few nights ago. I was cutting it up to use in chicken & spinach lasagna for tomorrow. The corn is left over from that same night. We cut 9 ears of corn in half & cooked them that night. We had a bit left over & I need to use it.

It was really good. Both the kids had some, too. I was kind of surprised at that. They don't usually volunteer to have new foods, so this was pretty cool.

So, if you're looking for a healthy lunch or side dish, try this one.

1 acorn squash, chopped
saute in a pat of butter with a sprinkle or brown sugar & a splash of vanilla extract
when mostly done, add in 1 chopped apple
add a little juice to keep from burning
add a handful of cooked, chopped chicken and some corn (corn from 1.5 ears)
add 2-3 handfuls of fresh spinach
turn off, cover with lid for 5 minutes