This week, most kitchens are dedicated to preparations for Thanksgiving turkey plus all the trimmings. If you happen to be a vegetarian who is gearing up to say “no, thanks” when Aunt Martha passes the bird for the seventh time, then you need a back-up plan. Not to mention we all have experienced picky eaters at the dinner table. Skip the drama with a fancy, yet easy to follow recipe that will surely become a family favorite. Who knows, you may have just started a new family tradition.
Paula Jones at bell’alimento has a Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna recipe that you could serve as one of your favorite family recipes any night of the week, but also makes an exceptional pinch hitter for poultry around the Thanksgiving table.
If you have a full kitchen, you can make this dish in advance by preparing it the night before and covering before you place in the refrigerator over night. When you’re ready to bake the following day, let the dish come to room temperature and then bake according to directions. If you want to dress it to impress, fry a few sages leaves to use as a crispy garnish and loosen a few tablespoons of the squash puree with extra stock to drizzle around plate. Now that’s fancy!
According to Paula, your friends and family will “think you ran off to culinary school.”
Well, maybe not but your table will be mega-impressed and your little ones won’t be whining at your holiday event when you tell them they get to eat lasagna!
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