This Friendsgiving, I was looking for a main dish that was a stunner. I wanted something that was easy, looked hard, wasn’t expensive, could feed a crowd, was gluten free, vegan, and tasted great. I know. I felt like I was searching for a unicorn.
While browsing Pinterest, I came across several recipes that caught my eye. One was for a wild rice and sausage stuffing. One was for stuffed acorn squash. Both looked pretty good. Neither was what I needed. I gathered my supplies and threw caution to the wind.
On the day of the party, I crossed my fingers. I had never tried this recipe before, and I was about to serve it to somewhere between ten and twenty guests. I hoped it would work.
It did! In fact, it turned out so well that I’m sharing my secrets. One of my secrets is that I never use recipes. I generally look at recipes, think “that looks good,” then do it my way. My way is slightly different each time I make it. This is endlessly frustrating to people who try to copy my recipes. That’s why my other secret is this: modify! Almost everything can be substituted, as long as you don’t expect it to turn out exactly like mine.