Although California doesn’t offer your typical fall weather, I’ve found other ways to set the tone for the season. My favorite way? Through my personal love language: food!
I rounded up a few of my favorite fall flavors and crafted a recipe to feed my family who is in town this week. They’re both incredible cooks, so I had some big shoes to fill.
Cinnamon Apple & Chicken Stuffed Acorn Squash is such an easy dish to make because the items that need to be cooked can all be done at once (one on stovetop, one in oven, and the last in the microwave) which saves a lot of prep time/waiting around.
I picked up the majority of these items over the weekend at the farmer’s market up the street, but I found the Foster Farms Simply Raised Breast Tenders at Target. This chicken is local to California and is free of antibiotics. As for the squash, I used golden acorn but regular acorn squash would be just as yummy. On the plate I added another small sprinkle of cinnamon with a sprig of rosemary.
This kind of meal is my ultimate new comfort food and was a huge crowd pleaser! To me, the new comfort food is using mostly local and seasonal ingredients, a good helping of natural ingredients, minimal items, and fast prep time.
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What’s your favorite recipe to make using chicken?