Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Most people love Thanksgiving because of the food, but I actually don’t like any of the typical Thanksgiving foods. I do love coming home and seeing my family though 🙂 In the spirit of Thanksgiving I did try mashed potatoes and stuffing….but I’m still not a fan!
I did try a new recipe this Thanksgiving and I am really excited to share it with you! I made “Butternut Squash Risotto,” so that I would have something to eat on Thanksgiving. I hope that you enjoy the recipe and please let me know what you think!
3 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 1/4 cups Arborio rice
1/8 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup white wine
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 small onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons Romano cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 butternut squash
1. Chop up onion, sauté with garlic in olive oil and butter.
2. Mix chicken broth, rice, wine, salt, and pepper into a small crock pot.
3. Add onion and garlic mixture into crock pot. Thoroughly mix all ingredients together.
4. Cook on high for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
5. While the rest of the ingredients are cooking in the crock pot, prepare the squash.
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
-Cut squash into small cubes.
-Mix together squash, olive oil, Romano cheese, salt, and pepper.
-Roast on a stone baking pan for about 30 minutes. Set aside until time to add to crock pot.
6. After 2 to 2 1/2 hours, add Parmesan cheese and butternut squash, and cook for 20 more minutes.
This recipe is really high in sodium, probably due to the kind of chicken broth that I used. When I make this again I will probably use a reduced sodium one.
We also had Brussels sprouts that we actually grew in our garden, which is kind of crazy because we live in the city and have a really small yard. I made Brussels sprouts last year for Thanksgiving and we decided to make them again this year because they were so good! Here are some pictures from our harvesting experience:
Aren’t they huge!!!
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a lovely day!
(Nutrition label made on SparkPeople.com)