A Healthy Fall-Inspired Dinner

Last week when I was at the grocery store, I decided to make an impulse buy.  I actually didn’t realize for the longest time that people cooked with acorn squash.  I thought it was just one of those squashes that people use to decorate with… like a pumpkin or a gourd.  I know, sometimes I wonder how I’ve survived this long in my bubble.

So I went home with my acorn squash and looked up some recipes.  That’s when I came across this Acorn Squash with Kale and Sausage recipe by Epicurious. I don’t think I’ve tried a recipe yet off of this site that I didn’t love.  So I went with it.

acorn squash

acorn squash sausage kale

I may never figure out how to take pretty pictures of food.  Foodies, tell me your secrets! Please!!!

The recipe turned out pretty good, but I have to be honest… the leftover pumpkin cookies are what really completed the meal.  They just took it up that extra notch to round out the awesome fall flavors.

pumpkin cookies

On a side note – me and the Queen B braved some rain drops and survived a 4 mile run yesterday after work. I really can’t figure out everything that makes for a good run, but every once in a while the stars align and I just feel like I could go all Forrest Gump on the sidewalk.  That was yesterday.  So on that note, gotta keep the momentum going!  Happy Tuesday!

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