It's time to live a little! Not one but two delicious autumnal sauces grace my Thanksgiving roasted delicata squash. Roasted Delicata Squash With Apple Bourbon Sauce & Sage Browned Butter is doubly delicious, and makes an elegant but not fussy side dish on your holiday table!
I may need to seek a position on the delicata squash promotional board - if one exists 😉 Just recently I posted Chipotle Honey Lime Glazed Roasted Delicata Squash and Autumn Stuffed Delicata Squash With Apple Bourbon Sauce.
The latter provided the inspiration for this Thanksgiving side dish. The apple bourbon sauce was divine with the roasted and stuffed delicata squash.
Had I not decided to take this recipe a step further, it would still be an awesome dish. However, aren't we all entitled to a little excess over the holidays?
"Excess" to this girl with far-too-much discipline usually means butter or cheese. This dish has no cheese, but the crispy sage browned butter has BUTTER! MORE BUTTER (did you ever watch the British cooking show "Two Fat Ladies?"). They were always saying "more butta!" 😆
While I try to keep holiday excesses within reason, it wouldn't be a holiday without enjoying an occasional splurge. Do you have a guilty pleasure during the holidays?
Making Roasted Delicata Squash With Apple Bourbon Sauce and Sage Browned Butter
The list of ingredients may look long, but keep in mind many you have on hand. And hey, it's a special occasion side dish, right?
- Preheat oven.
- Prep squash.
- Make the Sage Browned Butter.
- Make the Apple Bourbon Sauces (about 5 minutes).
- Drizzle both the Apple Bourbon Sauce and the Sage Browned Butter over the roasted delicata squash. Garnish with toasted hazelnuts and crispy sage before serving.
Thanksgiving is a day to... be thankful. In spite of it all, or because of it all, we need a day to count our blessings so to speak. While the days, weeks, and months ahead hold angst and anxiety for many of us, we love and are loved, and we have the ability to take action to reach out to the marginalized... to those less fortunate than we are.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
So, bearing this in mind, I want to wish you the very best this Thanksgiving 2016. Indulge a little, be thankful a lot, and follow it up with a run, a bike ride, a trip to the gym. It does a body good!