I like to combine my food all together although most of my family hates when things are mixed. We use those recycle plates that are awesome for kids to learn proportions and categories of food, but when you make a dish that has lots of veggies, meat and quinoa it makes things a little difficult. However, when you put everything inside a squash, something remarkable happens - everyone eats it! If I could only eat squash for the rest of my life, I would. I love it best with toasted pine nuts and goat cheese.
This was super simple to make too. Everything was done in under 30 minutes - with only one kid disaster in the next room. Make it and impress your in-laws this fall or maybe have a date night in with the hubs. Seriously, you can substitute any of the veggies for your own faves. It's flavorful, satisfying and healthy too!
- 2 cups low sodium chicken stock
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 2 Tbsp EVOO
- 1 lb Chicken Thighs (skinless)
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 24 oz mushrooms (baby bella)
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1/4 c Parmesan
- 1 butternut squash (cut in half)