Ahhh, did you miss me yesterday?
I'm here this morning, so that should make up for it right? I'm hoping that I can at least get you guys 3 posts a week, but we'll see. I don't want to make promises I can't keep!
Anyway, first week of culinary school was awesome! We got our whites on Saturday - check me out!
A natural, right?! C'mon, just entertain me for a minute.
I spent the first week basically feeling everything out. Seeing who was similar to me. Seeing who was not similar to me. It's definitely a lot to take in. But I'm jumping into it with both feet and absorbing all that is thrown at me! Next week, we get our knife kits (they're pretty bad ass if you ask me - I can practice "packing my knives and going" as if Padma, herself, was telling me. Okay, now I'm getting really dorky!)
Anyway, I figure since I'm posting in the morning, I might as well give you a solid breakfast dish! This is the second hash I've posted in the past couple weeks, so can you tell it's one of my favorite things to make? They're easy. They're versatile. They're darn delicious!
1 medium acorn squash, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
1 small onion, diced
salt & pepper, to taste
3 main ingredients? How could you not make this?!
Set a salted pot of water to boil under medium heat. Add acorn squash and boil just for a few minutes (maybe 4-5) to parboil. Drain and set aside.
Heat a large cast iron skillet under medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp, about 5 minutes or so. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
Remove all the bacon grease, except for about 1 to 2 tablespoons. Add onions to skillet and cook under medium heat until starting to soften, about 5-7 minutes. Add in acorn squash and cook until browned, about 5 minutes or so, and stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon and season with salt and pepper, if needed.
You could serve this as a side dish, or you can eat a whole plateful like I did! It's fall on a plate - I swear!
It'll probably be another day or so before I'm back, so until next time guys!