Plated Weeks 40-43

Week 40
Butternut Squash and Poblano Enfrijoladas with Queso Fresco
I don’t remember this one. At. All. And I’m the one who cooked it. But shmoo does and he says he remembers liking it.

Seared Steak with Ginger-Roasted Tomatoes, Butternut Squash, and Cardamom-Lime Yogurt
I also don’t really remember this one. I vaguely remember the ginger tomato saucy bit but mostly, not really. Which I guess means it didn’t suck.

Week 41
Cashew Chicken with Bok Choy and Garlic Rice
This was ok but nothing spectacular. Sort of a typical vaguely asian-esque dish. I would have liked it to be more specific and maybe have more flavor. The garlic rice was decent though.

Beef Moussaka-Stuffed Delicata Squash with Greek Yogurt Sauce
This was different and pretty good! We’d eat it again, and I’d maybe consider

Week 42
Spicy Chicken Arrabbiata with Parmesian-Roasted Cauliflower
This was good but….. the instructions had you skillet fry the chicken skin down to get a crispy skin, but then it has you cook it in the sauce in the oven which makes the crispy skin you made that special effort for all soggy.

Chana Masala with Shallot Pakoras and Basmati Rice
Shmoo really liked this one. The shallots were battered in a chick pea flour that I thought could use a bit more seasoning but shmoo just loved. It was like fancy onion rings with an extra crispy crust. I’d consider doing this one again if he asked for it.

Week 43
Chicken Paprikash and Bell Pepper and Egg Noodles
This was good but had the same chicken skin fry and then cook in sauce so it’s not as crispy thing going on. But otherwise, quite tasty.

Butternut Squash Empanadas with Mozzarella, Salsa Roja, and Spinach Salad
This was good and we’d totally do it again. We both really enjoyed the squash as a filling and how well it went with the “salsa roja” which, I’ve mentioned last time we had empanandas with salsa roja from plated… isn’t saucey enough to be called salsa anything. It’s just cooked tomatoes to pile on top mostly. But still, tasty!