Soup tureen filled with Turkey Chili
I love it with sharp cheddar cheese on top
The Butternut Squash Quesadillas are from an old recipe in Gourmet magazine. I have been making them for years.
First step is roasting the butternut squash, onions and garlic
Grilling them until they are toasty and the cheese melts inside
Keep them warm on a baking tray that goes into the oven set at 200 degrees
Serve them with Chipotle and Lime Sour Cream
Here is the recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Pepper, and Jack Cheese Quesadillas with Chipotle Lime Sour Cream Dip:
5 cups of diced butternut squash
1 medium onion, unpeeled, cut into eights
1 large garlic clove, unpeeled
1 Tb. vegetable oil
eight 5-6-inch flour tortillas
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup coarsely grated jack cheese
1/2 stick butter, softened
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a shallow pan arrange squash, onion, and garlic. Toss with oil to coat, and roast mixture in oven 30 minutes or until squash is tender. Take out garlic about halfway through, as it will be done. Discard peel from onion and garlic.
In a food processor, puree all vegetables with salt and pepper (to taste) until smooth. This mixture can be made ahead.
Spread about one fourth squash puree on each of 4 tortillas and sprinkle each with about one fourth bell pepper and one fourth cheese. Top each with a plain tortilla, pressing gently together. Spread each side of quesadillas with 1/2 Tb. of butter.
Heat a griddle over moderately high heat and cook quesadillas until golden, about 3 minutes on each side, transferring to a cutting board. Cut each quesadilla into 6 or 8 wedges and serve warm.
Chipotle Lime Sour Cream Dip:
1 cup sour cream
1 canned chipotle chili in adobo, minced
2 tsp.s lime juice
Mix it all together until combined. Chill until ready to use.
A big caesar salad rounds out the meal
It really is a satisfying dinner. Dessert can be chocolate and vanilla frozen yogurt served with chocolate sauce and strawberries. This should be eaten in the family room near the fireplace.
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