Butternut Sage Orzo
Saute 1 cup chopped onion in 1 Tbs. oil, about 6 minutes. Add 1 minced garlic clove and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Then add 4 cups peeled and seeded butternut squash. Stir to coat. Then add 1/2 cup veggie or chicken stock and 1/2 cup white wine or additional broth. Simmer until squash is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile cook 1 cup orzo in 4 cups liquid- either water or broth. Boil until orzo is tender but still firm to bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.
Add squash mixture to orzo. Then add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and 2 Tbs. fresh sage. Salt and pepper to taste.
Joy- This meal was pretty tasty! Peeling and chopping the squash was not fun, which is why I made Katie do it.
Katie- I don't like chopping the squash either. Since our cook day, I've made the orzo twice and added shredded chicken and more sage. Delish!
ThatGuy- This was surprising delicious.
Because we both loved this meal, we give this meal J&K's Stamp of Approval! :)
Chard Cheese Bake!
Using 1 bunch of swiss chard, cut the leaves away from the stem. Chop each into bite sized piece. Boil the stems for 8 minutes and then add leaves for 5 minutes. Drain.
In a large bowl, add 4 beaten eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 cup Swiss cheese, 1 cup cubed bread, 1/2 cup green onions, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Stir together. Add greens and combine. Pour into a greased 2-quart baking dish. Cover and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
Joy- Loooved this! It was pretty easy to combine everything and turned out really well. Make sure you add some extra salt and pepper though. I think we also added some extra cheese, which always makes a meal turn out extra good!
Katie- I thought there was too much cheese and not enough flavor. Humph.
ThatGuy- This was also surprisingly delicious.
Because we disagreed, we don't this meal the J&K Stamp of Approval. :(