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Butternut squash on the side, but what's the main dish?

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Butternut squash on the side, but what's the main dish?

glutton | Jan 17, 2007 02:39 PM

I am cooking for my mother-in-law tonight. We don't want a big, fancy meal because she'll have just flown in from overseas and I'll just be home from work, so we're looking for something quick to prepare and relatively healthy. I've got a bunch of butternut and tahitian squash cubed and ready to be roasted with some maple syrup and some sage or rosemary. I love that and she loves that. Now, the question is what I should serve as the main dish. Here are the ground rules:

1. I need to be able to prepare it in less than 20 minutes
2. It needs to be relatively healthy (i.e. not too heavy)
3. It cannot be too spicy (mother-in-law can't handle spicy food)
4. Ingredients need to be readily available

We'll probably start with a spinach salad with some blue cheese, pears, and walnuts, if that's any help.

Any ideas out there?

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