What's Cookin' Good Lookin' Cooking Challenge - Week 1
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I am participating in my Maintainers Team Cooking Challenge. The challenge is, we choose a recipe to make, then make it, take photos, and post a little review here. Those of you who follow me on Pinterest know that I pretty much "review" every recipe I make! So this is fun for me.
Anyway, I opted to make Skinnytaste's Pasta with Butternut Sauce and Spicy Sausage & Baby Spinach: www.skinnytaste.com/2012
I mainly chose to make it because J is out of town this week, and he dislikes butternut squash, so I'm taking the opportunity to make it while he's gone! I also had right around a pound of butternut squash already diced in the freezer, and 8oz of pasta to use up.
This was a really tasty pasta, I really liked the sauce. It was also pretty easy to put together and didn't dirty up too many dishes, which is always a good thing! I made it as 4 servings, using 8oz of pasta. I left out the sage, as it often bothers my stomach. Next time I might add fresh thyme to add a bit of flavor to replace the sage. I calculated each serving as 511 calories.
I will definitely save this recipe to make again sometime (when J isn't home!). I plan on enjoying the leftovers for lunches tomorrow and Friday, and sometime over the weekend!