I am back today with a slightly new type of post for you all :) I love coming up with new types of posts to share with you. So in this series I think I will upload every Sunday a round up of what I cooked this week. Now don't worry my more in depth #michaelasrecipes posts are still happening but I thought this would be a fun play on the "what I ate in a day" type posts. Also can you tell I am channeling fall a little bit?? Like all butternut squash & pumpkin recipes haha. What can I say I miss autumn and it came through in my food (insert girl hands up emoji)
These might be meals that aren't pretty to really showcase on my instagram but recipes I want to share none the less because they are damn yummy!
So I wanted to experiment this week with stretching meals I've cooked. This is to minimize food waste as well as push myself creatively to use up leftovers. Not such an easy thing to do always.
So on Monday I made butternut squash soup from a Martha Stewart recipe and it was so incredibly yummy. (Tap her name for recipe) It was rich but not overly creamy and the perfect warm your belly type of meal.
Now I made a half recipe of this soup and it still was A LOT for even 3 people so I knew I wanted to try to make something else with it.
So I came up with the idea of creating gluten free butternut squash Alfredo pasta. I knew how to make the Alfredo sauce already which is just butter, heavy cream & Parmesan cheese so I thought why not try to add the butternut squash soup into the that alfredo sauce and see what happens. Let me tell you guys it was delicious! It was better than just regular alfredo pasta. It had this smooth nutty flavor and gave a little wave to fall. I don't have an exact recipe for you all because I eyeballed everything. But you just melt butter in the pan until it melts add in as much or little cream and cheese you like to get the consistency you like in a sauce. Some people like it thick aka me and others like it more liquid-y. It's up to you :)
Lastly I made gluten-free pumpkin pie and it's heavenly. I went gluten-free a little before thanksgiving because of intolerance & migraine so I didn't get to have any pie that day. I have been wanting it like ever since haha. Now of course you can buy it but it's usually loaded with preservatives and other yuckies so I decide why not I'll make it myself. It came out good so I can do a separate post with a break down of the recipe :)
I of course made lots of other food to eat for lunches & breakfasts etc but these were the big "cooking" meals I did. If you like this type of post let me know or want specifics on the recipes.