The other day, while cleaning out an old folder of recipes, I stumbled across a recipe for a Cheesy Butternut Bake from Hungry Girl. I’m generally not a fan of the Hungry Girl recipes because they’re typically loaded with Frankenfood, but this one actually sounded pretty good, so I saved it.
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I can’t believe I held onto this recipe for so long without making it, but I’m glad that I did.
I baked a big ol’ butternut squash earlier this week, so this Cheesy Butternut Bake was the perfect dish for using it up. It didn’t really firm-up into “fluffy, mashed sweet potatoes” like the description said, but I still really liked it. I usually eat butternut squash with cinnamon and brown sugar, so this recipe was a nice change.
Like usual, I didn’t follow the Cheesy Butternut Bake recipe exactly. I used fresh butternut squash instead of the frozen kind, added an extra piece of Garlic & Herb Laughing Cow cheese (obviously), and used Garlic Gold instead of chili powder. I also hand-mixed the ingredients instead of putting them into a food processor/blender, which worked just fine.
Lunch was a huge serving of Cheesy Butternut Bake with a turkey and cheddar cheese sandwich on a whole wheat Bagel Thin. I actually liked the Cheesy Butternut Bake so much, I ended up going back for a second serving. Mmm. Big fan.
As an afternoon snack, I ate two whole wheat Bagel Thins with Nutella spread on top. I started with just one half, but I needed more Nutella in my life (don’t we all?), so I went back for a second one. Great decision.
After lunch, I planned to hit the gym, but I just wasn’t in the mood to exercise today, so instead I took Murphy for a long walk and counted it as my workout for the day. Two birds, one stone.
At one point, we ventured off into the woods for an ”˜adventure walk.’ Murphy was a big fan”” there were lots of new smells and things to eat.
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What do you think of the Hungry Girl recipes? Love ’em? Hate ’em?