Friday, November 08, 2019

Roasted Acorn Squash and Caesar Salad

Happy Friday.....this seemed like a long week.  A very nice thing I did today was finalize my retirement papers at work.  All signed and delivered, final dates established and looking forward to a new chapter in my life when I walk out the door in December.  

I know I've mentioned the upcoming retirement before but now, filling out those papers and giving my office away makes it so real. Cooking and baking lunch at home is something I am looking forward to very much.  Spending all my time with Doug and Aja and planning trips.  Yes! 

So.  Speaking of lunch at home let me share a very simple meal. It's that time of year acorn squash is available and what's easier than chopping one in half and roasting it.  This time I added a tablespoon of butter and some maple syrup to melt inside.


As for an accompanying salad, it doesn't get much easier than a Caesar. Lots of toasted breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.  Yes, I did have tomatoes to toss in but that's just an extra I wanted.


This upcoming weekend I hope to use the slow cooker, make some soup and bread and if the weather is good....sit by a fire.  Hope life is good for you too.

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  1. If I work up the courage to roast an acorn squash, it will be because you make it look so delicious and easy!

    Congratulations on a big step toward retirement! I hope you enjoy the heck out of your last days working outside the home. I look forward to reading about and seeing pics of all your adventures ahead!

  2. Retirement is a big step . It took me a little time to adjust but now I love it.. congratulations.
    I've become a big fan of acorn squash. It's easy to make and roasting it really brings out a sweet flavor. Looks good

  3. Your acorn squash looks good: I used to make it that way but haven't done it recently. I also sometimes fill the center with cranberry sauce or chutney. I bet you will really love retirement!

    best... mae at

  4. Cheers to a Happy Retirement! I love the more concentrated flavor of roasted squash, and like your addition of maple syrup. Yummy!

  5. YAY on finalizing a retirement date. You will not look back as you walk out that door!
    I don't cook squash very often and I should.

  6. I am always too impatient to bake squash or sweet potatoes, but the microwave works great as long as you pierce what you're cooking. I give it ten minutes usually and it's perfect. And of course, butter and syrup will enhance anything! :--)

  7. Enjoy your last month of working. You’ll be busy when retired. Cheers

  8. Such a simple yet filling dish. I wish my husband liked squash, I'll have to make it for my lunch.

  9. I'm so excited for you and your retirement! The squash and salad pairing looks like a delicious and satisfying lunch. Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

  10. Yay on your retirement! How exciting. I love roasted acorn squash. Sometimes we fill the cavity with brown sugar, butter, and dried fruit and sprinkle it with a little cinnamon. YUM


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