Good news, everyone! (Futurama, RIP) I am employed! Part time, hopefully to turn into full time in the near future. Money will still be tight, but at least money will be coming in again, instead of just being sucked from my savings. Plus, I am doing a bit of freelance work to help make ends meet. It's a big relief, and the company seems like it's going to be a really fun place to work for!
Now once we're moved into our apartment, I can FINALLY relax! That's an exciting thought. Though I've been home alone all day job hunting for the past three months, I still feel like I haven't had a moment to think since moving here. Maybe because I've been in a constant state of stress that I wouldn't find a job. Hopefully life will start slowing down and taking form and we can start really enjoying this awesome new city we're in.
Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
- 2 Acorn squash
- 1 lb mild sausage, ground (or just dissect some that come in the casing)
- 1 small apple, cubed
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, diced
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp sage (fresh is best)
- 1 handful of kale, stalks removed and pulled into tiny bits
- 1/4 cup craisins/dried cranberries (no sugar kind)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup almond meal
- salt and pepper, to taste
3 tbs ghee
1 tsp truffle oil (optional)
-Cut, core, and roast acorn squash (lightly brushing with olive oil and adding a pinch of salt, pepper, and ground sage) at 400 degrees for 20 mins.
-Meanwhile, brown sausage. Set aside, reserve drippings. Heat drippings (plus a bit of olive oil or coconut oil if there's not enough) and add garlic and onions. Cook until onions are transluscent.
-Add apple, mushrooms, kale, and craisins. Cook until kale is soft, then add to sausage. Let cool to room temp.
-Add egg and almond meal, mix well. You may need a bit more or less--you want to be able to shape it into a ball.
-Stuff cavity of acorn squash with balled meat (hehe) and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, until meat is firm (TEE-HEHE).
-In a small pot, heat ghee and truffle oil. Drizzle on top of stuffed squash.
Note: To make mini meatloaves, simply ball meat and cook on a greased cookie sheet for the same amount of time.
*Can be any squash you like! Zucchini might work well, or butternut