Wild rice stuffed acorn squash is so incredibly yummy that we are just not going to wait for Turkey Day to enjoy it. Let’s just put it on the table all the time for everything, ok? Ok.
I have to apologize to you. I have been holding out on blogging this recipe for almost a year. Matthew came over and photographed this wondrous drink forever ago and then I FORGOT ABOUT IT. What the hell, Abbye?
I wanted to take something earthy and seasonal like brussels sprouts and make it super southern – because that’s just what we are around here. But then I added pears and bacon for obvious reasons. And then… pepper jelly – which is basically one of the most southern things ever in the history of the south.
These are heavily inspired by the Garden and Gun Devilish Eggs recipe. I just made some minor adjustments to suit my liking… a tiny hike in sriracha contribution, chopped chives and some bacon pieces on top for obvious reasons.
I would eat these every day if Todd wouldn’t start looking at me funny like I needed an intervention. Tacos everyday all day. He asks me where I want to go for date night and I just stare at him like he is speaking a foreign language. OF COURSE we must have tacos. And these spicy shrimp numbers are my absolute favorite to whip up at home.
This salsa is magic just with chips. But I have also mounded it atop grilled steak, dumped it onto tacos and spooned it ever so gently onto a nice piece of pan fried mahi. I imagine I would also swoon if it found it’s way onto a burger with bacon or with fried chicken or on a omelet. WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY IS – it’s good on just about anything.
We thought you may need a mid-week dinner idea that will absolutely make your skirts fly up.
Last night I was deep into a Netflix binge and a neat Bourbon because: HORMONES. Bitchy little things, aren’t they? Anyway… moving along. Emily shot me a text of the dinner she whipped up for her brood and I immediately wished I was at HER house instead of wallowing in hormonal sorrow.
Emily makes this gorgeous little thing every year for her husband Ron’s birthday – which just so happens to be on July 4th! So of course his cake has to be patriotic and festive! When we posted a quick iPhone snap of it last over on Insta we had a million requests for a recipe!