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Meal Plan: Week One, Day Five

Written by Kristi Ondo, Community blogger | Oct 14, 2012 7:15 AM

Final meal of week one!  Upon review of the week, our exchange student and I agreed we really enjoyed all but one, and even that one was tasty...just a little left to be desired on a consistency issue.  However, there will be time for reflection at the end of all of this.  In the meantime, we finished week one with Chorizo-Stuffed Acorn Squash.  In the interest of full disclosure, Friday's meal was made on Saturday.  This usually happens when we do these meal plans, but with five nights on the plan and seven in the week, there is wiggle room when we have dinner parties, etc.  That all being said, I believe this meal would have worked on a weeknight, even though it was the longest amount of prep of the five.  The acorn squash must bake for 30-35 minutes alone before you put in the mix, and the mix includes bulgur, which must cook alone for 20-25 minutes.  However, prepping them takes no time, and once all is put together and back in the oven, you have only 10 minutes to wait.  Well, wait and put the salad together...another salad with a simple, but bright, dressing of olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper.   Before the salad could be made, I had to finished the filling while the squash cooked. 


The mix was chopped chorizo, chopped parsley, shredded manchego cheddar, the cooked bulgur, olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Once the acorn squash is cooked, you spoon the mixture into the space left when you seeded the squash, then back in the oven for ten minutes.  I had more mixture than space, so that went into ramekins...I didn't want to waste any of that yummy looking filling!


The meal was small, but satisfying. 


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