Butternut Squash & Leek Risotto

Butternut squash risotto / Love & Lemons

A few years ago, Jack and I spent Thanksgiving alone, just the two of us. We had always traveled throughout the holiday season, exhaustingly flying around to visit both families. But this one particular year we decided enough was enough and we made the bold move to stay home.

To buck tradition even further, there was no turkey, no trimmings… instead we made this butternut squash risotto and Jack’s signature seared scallops.

“Thanksgiving Risotto” might not have caught on as an annual tradition, but it was delicious and made for a memorable night. That and the half bottle of wine that I spilled on the wall. I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but I knocked over a just-opened bottle of red wine… then I somehow caught it quick enough for it not to spill on the floor but to leave a big spatter mark on the wall.

You know a fun night happened when you wake up the next morning to find red wine all over your kitchen wall…

Butternut squash risotto / Love & Lemons