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A Taste of Fall


Roasted Squash Salad

Fall is a cozy time of year full of baked treats, pumpkin spice lattes and rich foods. While we love all these things at our house, sometimes our bodies crave nutritious, colorful food. This fall salad will fill you up and leave you looking forward to the next time you eat it! It’s packed full of nutrition and is super easy to make. I love salads because you can throw just about anything you and your family enjoy and it works!


Roasted Squash Salad


Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Cubed Butternut squash

  • 3-4 Cups Mixed Greens

  • 3 Tbsp Sliced Almonds

  • 3 Tbsp Craisins

  • 3 Tbsp Candied Walnuts

  • 2 Tbsp Dried Blueberries

  • Poppyseed or Vinaigrette Dressing of Choice


Directions:

Roast the squash at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes until soft. Remove from the oven and let cool. Add mixed greens, almonds, craisins, candied walnuts and dried blueberries in a medium bowl. When squash is cooled, add to salad. Toss with your favorite dressing and enjoy!


Roasted Squash Salad

Now, if you want something easy and a little less healthy, we can talk about the incredible pumpkin gingerbread I make as well! Hahaha! This is by far a family favorite! I’ll give you the recipe, but only if you promise to make it! I assure you; it will be a huge hit! As with all my recipes, it’s easy to whip up and as an added bonus, it makes your house smell like fall.


Roasted Squash Salad

Annie’s Pumpkin Gingerbread


Mix together and set aside:

  • 3 C sugar

  • 1 C Oil

  • 4 Eggs

Combine in another bowl:

  • 3 ½ C. Flour

  • 2 tsp Baking Soda

  • 1 ½ tsp Salt

  • ½ tsp Baking Powder

  • 2 tsp Ginger

  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

  • ½ tsp Nutmeg

  • 1 tsp Ground Gloves

  • 1 tsp. Allspice


Directions:

Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the oil mixture. In all honesty? I dump it all into my KitchenAid Mixer and turn it onto medium speed and it does just fine. Beat in 1 small can of PUMPKIN. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 for an hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!


Feeding my family gives me a great sense of accomplishment! Probably because I don’t usually pull off multiple hot meals a week. I see you parents who are raising kids in activities! I’ve gone to providing what I can on the days that it works for us. Remember, life with family is about the quality and not necessarily about the quantity!


Until next time,


–The Wing Lady




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