Alea’s Curried Chicken with Acorn Squash

Curried chicken and acorn squash

My daughter loves curry, so much so that I decided to use it to get her to eat one of her least favorite foods: squash. When she saw the roasted acorn squash, she thought I was going to use the curried chicken and rice to create a curried version of Stuffed Acorn Squash. And I was tempted to, but I noticed that when I made Stuffed Acorn Squash, one individual left a good … [Read more...]

Roasted Sweet Acorn Squash + Dish Saving Trick


So here's a trick that I accidentally happened to do the other night...and I'll never do it the old way again!  Mainly because it saves you the trouble of dirtying and washing a serving dish. (Well, unless I was serving this to guests...then I would put it into a serving dish.) But for regular old family dinners, this will work... Roasted Sweet Acorn Squash Yield - 4 … [Read more...]

Sweet Balsamic Tilapia – $5 Dinner Challenge


Love. Love. I'm in love. For several reasons. Fish...wanting to add more fish into our diet. Made these in the slow cooker. Super easy clean up. Kids ate every bit of the fish...and wanted more. (Yes, I let them dip it in ketchup. Gotta do what you gotta do.) It only takes 2-3 hours to make so you can start it just after lunch...those of you who are at … [Read more...]

Honey Roasted Acorn Squash and Chicken


I love simple meals. I love experimenting with simple meals.  Giving them a little extra something special. With the chicken on special and the acorn squash on sale, I thought I'd have some fun with tonight.  Added a touch of honey to them both. Then roasted them into a state of perfect deliciousness! ...mmm, MMM. Ingredients 6-8 chicken drumsticks ($2.03) Bought a … [Read more...]

How to Roast Pumpkin and Squash Seeds


1. Scoop seeds from squash or pumpkin. Remove as much of the flesh attached to the seeds as you can. If there's a little left, that's OK! 2. Spread seeds out on cookie sheet or in shallow metal baking pan in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chili powder and garlic salt. Eyeball it! (Amounts will vary depending on how many seeds you are … [Read more...]