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October 20, 2011 / makingitmamastyle

Yesterday was a shocker.

Yes, yesterday was a shocker.

The weather, I tell ya, I was not ready for it!

…Are you still reading?

Thanks. Only true friends stick around when the topic of conversation turns to weather.

I’ll test my luck and continue for a second. It was in the 40s yesterday!  That’s just plain cold, considering the weather we’ve been having. What else would satisfy our bellies but lemon pepper pork loin and stuffed acorn squash?

Andrew loves this stuffed squash and it’s really easy to make.

Start by distracting your one year old so you can sneak the squash out of his hands.

Poke several holes around the squash with a steak knife and put the entire thing in the microwave for two mintues. It will be hot, but you should be able to cut it in half pretty easily at this point. Scrape out the seeds and strings, put face up on a plate and microwave 1 more minute.

Season that baby up (the squash, not the kid) with olive oil, salt and pepper.

I realize pictures of raw meat aren’t the most appetizing, but throw the pork loin on next to the squash and bake in the preheated 375 degree oven for 40-45 minutes.

While those are cooking away, snap a few ridiculously cute pics of the previously mentioned one year old:

Try to do the same with the three year old, but find yourself face-to-face with a Moody Trudy who may or may not have stayed in her PJs all day.

When there are about 5 mintues left on the timer, bring out the star of the show, the delicious accessory, the item  you will absolutely slave over:

Stove Top Stuffing.  Ooooh yah.  (And an apple.)

Dice the apple and cook the stuffing according to package directions.

When the water has come to a boil, add the stuffing mix and a handful of apple (not the whole thing). Continue following the package directions.

Now, get that delicious food out of the oven!

Put the stuffing/apple mixture inside the squash and stick it under the broiler for a few minutes, until it’s crispy.  This gives the pork loin enough time to rest before cutting it so you don’t lose all those juicy juices.




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  1. Jerry Meyer / Oct 20 2011 11:28 am

    Looks delicious! Unfortunately, Senora does not like squash!

    And yes, it was darn cold for October in LS yesterday!

  2. Lisa / Oct 20 2011 12:02 pm

    Stuffing YUMMYYYY. I think I’ll have my Christmas meal be all stuffing! 🙂 And yes, it was cold. But me? Loving it because it just means I’m all that much closer to December! 😉

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