Today is officially my due date, so either I’m in labor, or sitting around twiddling my thumbs, and waiting for this baby boy to arrive! Since I’m writing this ahead of time, I also could’ve already had him, but I’m not getting my hopes up for an early delivery.
If you remember from last time, I started labor on Lars’ due date, which was a Saturday, but didn’t end up delivering him until Monday, after a very drawn out and intense labor. I’ve been mentally preparing myself for a similar experience this time, but really, I’d love it to be a little easier this time around!
Regardless of when this baby comes, I’m going to be busy the first few weeks of November, which is prime-time for holiday recipes! While I didn’t get as much cooking/recipe development done ahead of time as I had hoped, I did have time for a few recipes that are ready to be shared with you! It’s not too early for that is it? Wait, don’t answer that 😉
I made this Crunchy Honey Butternut Squash Casserole for a “Thanksgiving trial run” dinner I did. I had to develop a turkey recipe for a client so I figured, why not make an entire Thanksgiving dinner?
The tough thing about creating new Thanksgiving recipes is that so many people have their tried and true recipes that they use every year. I don’t like anything too crazy on Thanksgiving, and I think the majority of people are the same. This is why I think this butternut squash casserole is PERFECT for someone who wants something a little different, but still pretty classic.
While this Crunchy Honey Butternut Squash Casserole is perfect as a Thanksgiving side, it would also be delicious with any fall dinner. In addition to being absolutely delicious, it is also insanely easy. The ingredients are SO simple: butternut squash, butter, honey, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan cheese. That’s it!
You simply slice the butternut squash into half circles, line them up in a casserole dish, and bathe them in a honey butter mixture. Then you top with breadcrumbs and Parmesan, and let it bake!
I topped ours with fresh parsley before serving, but you could also do fresh thyme or sage, too. What are your standby Thanksgiving dishes? Do you like to try new recipes too?!