I love cooking creative meals from scratch, but sometimes busy days and limited ingredients call for dinner problem solving: What do we have in the freezer? How can I turn it into a complete meal?
Here’s what I was working with:
pecans, frozen butternut squash risotto, avocado
My thought was to take the frozen risotto and add some healthy fats along with a little flavor. I figured that pecans could fit in well with fall flavors, and the avocado needed to be used!
While I heated up the risotto, I toasted the pecans in a pan and added maple syrup and cayenne pepper for flavor. These were delicious!
We topped our creamy squash risotto with the crunchy, sweet & spicy pecans and a few slices of ripe avocado. We also had some greens that we needed to use up, so we threw together a simple side salad to round out the meal.
Do you ever take a store-bought dish & turn it into a homemade meal? Share your tips!