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Megans Cookin: Barefoot Bloggers: Butternut Risotto

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Barefoot Bloggers: Butternut Risotto

The Hubby offered to take me out to dinner for my birthday, but I really wanted to stay home and. make a home cooked dinner. I was excited to try the Barefoot Blogger's challenge picked by Rachel of Rachel Likes To Cook. Butternut Squash Risotto. I was tempted to make it with pumpkin instead of the butternut squash but I knew it would be a hard sell to the little family. No one likes pumpkin in my family the way I like pumpkin. So I figured it was a safer bet to stay with the original recipe.

Although the recipe is a little time consuming, it's totally worth it.

You roast the squash and add it in at the end. I think this is my new favorite vegetable. Just roasted, with a little salt and pepper. But don't tell the Hubby that. He thought it was a little to close to the pumpkin family for comfort. I don't know what is wrong with that man.

It was creamy, dreamy, and just screamed Fall!
I really wanted to serve it with turkey legs but I couldn't find any.
I had to settle for roasted chicken.

It was a fine birthday dinner and I enjoyed every bite.


What Are The Barefoot Bloggers?
We're an [extra]ordinary group of cookers and bakers with a love of all things Ina. We'll be testing Ina Garten's (Barefoot Contessa) recipes as a group and blogging about them on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.
ht: Tara


I'll announce the Happy Spoon giveaway winners tonight.
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Blogger Sweet P said...

I love Butternut Squash. I can't wait to try this recipe! Dinner looks lovely.

October 9, 2008 at 4:47 AM  
Blogger Geggie said...

Anytime I open a blog and see bacon frying, I'm a happy girl. I love bn squash. This looks decadent. I've never made risotto befoe. But,, now maybe I will.

October 9, 2008 at 4:54 AM  
Blogger April said...

Your birthday dinner looks fantastic!

October 9, 2008 at 5:15 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

That risotto looks so warm and tasty! I wonder if I could get my family to get butternut.

October 9, 2008 at 5:49 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I love squash risotto (although I've never tried that particular recipe!) And I love how festive your table looks too!

October 9, 2008 at 6:12 AM  
Blogger chocolatechic said...

What is it with men and squash???

Yours looks great.

October 9, 2008 at 6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! It's my birthday, too! Happy Birthday!

October 9, 2008 at 6:40 AM  
Blogger Jodie said...

I thought about making it with pumpkin, too! But I couldn't find peeled, diced pumpkin. The thought of doing it myself was too much! :)

October 9, 2008 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Looks delicious and happy late birthday!!!

October 9, 2008 at 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmmmm, delicious! What's wrong with these men? I had to leave the squash out of Jeff's portion.

P.S. Happy Birthday!!!

October 9, 2008 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Prudy said...

Hey Birthday girl-what a fabulous dinner! I love that you opted to stay home. That's a true blue foodie.

October 9, 2008 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a great day-your risotto looks great!

October 9, 2008 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Oh my word, what a gorgeous table! I am making this again on my birthday as my present to myself. That's all I need. Just the butternut squash risotto. Yours looks perfect. Happy birthday!

October 9, 2008 at 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I love your table setting! I agree, what is wrong with that hubby to not love pumpkin! Oh, that should be a crime!

October 9, 2008 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Shelby said...

What a beautiful table setting Megan! The Risotto looks really delicious!

I love butternut squash also and am so lucky my parents grow this! I have a few dishes I'll be making this month to post with it myself!

October 9, 2008 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger webbie said...

Happy Birthday! Your meal looks lovely. And I agree about the squash. I hope that you didn't have to clean the kitchen after preparing your own birthday dinner!

October 9, 2008 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger rubybean77 said...

That is a pretty amazing meal! Good for you! It's too bad your fam doesn't like husband isn't too keen on pumpkin...but he indulges every once in a while. :)

October 9, 2008 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Suzie said...

Happy birthday! Glad you enjoyed yourself - it was a really lovely recipe.

October 10, 2008 at 2:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum! Looks fantastic! Great job!

October 10, 2008 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

This sounds wonderful Megan and looks mighty yummy!!

October 10, 2008 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Esi said...

Happy birthday! Looks so good and creamy!

October 10, 2008 at 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love love the spoons and butternut squash is my absolute favorite ever! i love this, geesh!

October 11, 2008 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Glenna said...

Happy late Birthday!

The risotto looks fabulous and so does your table centerpiece. Love the combo and the glass acorns are so cute!

October 12, 2008 at 10:06 AM  

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