The Newbie Cook
- 18,438 forkfuls since 16.Oct.10
Making everything for the first time
We held a (belated) bridal shower for my friend, Janis, in Apartment #2. I love our reunions! We always talk too fast because we try to cram months of news within a few hours. 🙂
We had a MAJOR food fest. Ina and Chie brought steamed crabs, hot wings and yummy pork. Jovett brought the drinks. And I made heart-shaped strawberry milk cakes and a generous amount of the squash pasta pictured here.
We had a blast!
One of the many things I love about my friends is that we love eating. We set aside our diets during our get-togethers and just enjoy the company and the food. We never have “diet Cokes only” occasions!
The pasta also served as a pretty good brunch the next day. *licks lips* It can be a good side dish, part of a multi-course meal or can be eaten alone as a light lunch or dinner.
Butternut Squash and Chicken Pasta
Adapted from the squash soup I usually make
1 (450g) package of pasta, any shape
2 tablespoons butter
1 large red onion
1 medium size (approx. 2 1/2 cups) butternut squash
Approx. 2 cups of water, or just enough to cover the squash
1 cube (half a box) of chicken bouillon
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3-4 steaks of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into thin 2-inch strips
1/4 cup white wine
salt and pepper