Chicken Sausage with Roasted Butternut Squash and Orzo

Chicken Sausage with Roasted Butternut Squash and Orzo - Chew Nibble Nosh.

You know it’s officially fall when I go and break out the butternut squash.  There’s just something innately autumn about it, and I don’t touch it until the time is right.  Well, the air is crisping up, the leaves are starting to change all around me, Christmas decorations are arriving prematurely in the stores, and the beauty of fall is here and now, so here you go.  One butternut squash dish coming right up!

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Turkey, Quinoa, Cranberries and Feta

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Turkey, Quinoa, Cranberries and Feta - Chew Nibble Nosh

Alrighty then.  Thanksgiving’s over, so what do we have?  Leftover turkey!!  I think many would argue that Thanksgiving leftovers may be the best part about the Thanksgiving feast.  So, when you’re finally hungry again after the gorge-fest that was Thursday, here’s a deliciously different, and healthy way to take care of some of those leftovers.

I love acorn squash, and stuffing it like this with a savory mixture of healthy quinoa, leftover turkey, cranberries, and some feta cheese (along with some other goodies) makes for a deliciously simple dinner.  Pair it with a salad, and you’re good to go.

Pork Cutlets with Butternut Squash, Apple, and Cranberry Sauté

Pork Cutlets with Butternut Squash, Apple, and Cranberry Sauté - Chew Nibble Nosh

 You’ve got to love a meal that can help turn the “picky kid” tide.  Avery, my youngest daughter, claims that she hates pork.  That’s really a bummer, because the rest of us enjoy it, so when I have pork of any sort for dinner, she’s usually a little (or sometimes a lot) pouty.  She’s starting to step out of her comfort zone lately at dinner, and I couldn’t be happier!  If you have ever parented a picky eater, you know EXACTLY the happiness I’m talking about.  It really is one of the greatest parenting triumphs EVER.

The Perfect Winter Chopped Salad

I don’t know about you, but even though it’s the 1st of December, my schedule this month is already jam-packed.  It seems like every time we turn around, we have another party or function to go to…which is nice!  December is always nutty around here, but it’s fun, and we just roll with the crazy times.  It’s what makes the holidays extra special.

I came across this salad on Pinterest a while ago and I’ve made it a couple of times since for large groups.  It’s always a big hit, feeds a crowd and if you have a party or pot-luck to go to, it’s something a little different to add to the table.