Welcome to the newest installment of Serving Suggestions, the fourth of 2019! This week we have a suggestion from Bob on how he turned some pantry staples and CSA leftovers into a surprisingly tasty dinner:
I had a work event last Sunday so knew I wouldn’t have a chance to do my usual food shopping, but I did want to cook rather than order takeout. I had some leftover cheese tortellini in the fridge that I needed to finish before they went bad. The question was, what do I serve with the tortellini? I didn’t have any jarred tomato sauce or the ingredients for homemade, so I knew I was destined for a butter-based finish instead. I checked my dwindling CSA stockpile and saw that I had some leftover onion and acorn squash. I thought through some potential dishes and landed on what I’d call: Cheese Tortellini with Caramelized Onions and Roasted Acorn Squash. I cooked all three components separately and then tossed them with some browned butter and topped with freshly grated pepper and parmesan. My wife and I were both surprised at how well the dish came together and we agreed it was the perfect dinner for a cool Fall day.
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