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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Stacy said...

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!

judee said...

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

Mae Travels said...

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

Claudia said...

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

Jackie McGuinness said...

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.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

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! :--)

Carole said...

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

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

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

Deb in Hawaii said...

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. ;-)

Beth F said...

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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