Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

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I love balance. Balance is a key to your success.

There are just a few examples how you can introduce balance in your life.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese|Havocinthekitchen.com

If you happened to have a sweet tooth, there’s no need to give up on your favorite desserts. Just spend a bit more of the planned time in the gym or have an hour walk (or even less) and that large bowl of ice cream you might have eaten yesterday won’t hurt you.

That’s not necessary to eat only salads and veggies. Have a bowl of your favorite pasta or some pork once in a while. Just balance it out with a lovely salad.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese|Havocinthekitchen.com

Or let’s say you have been eating the chocolate every evening for a few days in a row. Take a break – eat some ice cream instead of this chocolate. This is kind of balancing out as well. Well, quite a peculiar way.

Or you are that a weird dude (It’s a fictitious character. There’s no such a person known to the author. Any resemblance to an actual person is entirely coincidental) who has been incorporating a lot of lavender in every meal recently. You’ve got to balance this out. For instance, you can add less lavender than usual or put in just in every other meal.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese|Havocinthekitchen.com

Even blogging is about balancing. I don’t like posting the similar recipes in sequence. Thus, you will unlikely see 3 pasta or 5 dessert recipes on one page. You may or may not find a dozen of lavender recipes, though. But anything related to lavender doesn’t count.

However, the next few weeks at HavocInThekitchen are going to be different. What the Christmas time is about? Right! Cookies, eggnog, and other sweet treats. Because Christmas is about indulgence and a bit less of balancing out.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese|Havocinthekitchen.com

So basically, I am apologizing for those remaining weeks cause they’re going to be extremely luscious on here. I’ve got already 3 new lovely recipes, and I’m not going to stop. I will stop after January, 2 which is Andrey’s Birthday. I mean, I cannot leave him without a dessert, can I? Besides, he has already chosen one – Nanaimo Bars.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese|Havocinthekitchen.com

Since you may not see any decent real food these days, I’d love you enjoy this scrumptious Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese. Ouch, sorry for posting the second pumpkin recipe in a row (Here you can find Butternut Squash Risotto). Pumpkins don’t count either.

I hope this yumalicious pasta doesn’t look inappropriate in the mid of December. The pumpkin season isn’t fully over yet, right? Besides, this Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese generously jazzed up with the smoked cheddar, smoked paprika, sage, and thyme is so irresistibly gooey and rich. Did I mention bacon?

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese|Havocinthekitchen.com

So while this pasta might not be the dish you anticipate to see this time of year, it’s the perfect comfort meal. And don’t forget we need the balance. I mean, put those cookies you’re hiding behind your back away and grab a fork. It’s the time for some real stuff.

How many cookies have you already baked? Are you going to balance them out with ice cream?

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese|Havocinthekitchen.com

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

  1. Mardi says:

    Hi Ben,
    From Aus so I have no idea what ‘chicken bacon’ could be .. Some unusual combined animal and avian species native to Canada possibly? Pigs with feathers or chooks with snouts maybe?
    Have been scrolling through recipes getting inspiration for Christmas dinner .Not sure how I ended up in pasta since it will be 35degrees on the day. Looks great and shall save for ‘ron’ (later on)
    Not into posting comments on anything, but liked your recipes. Shall have to transcribe some ingredients into ‘ Downunder’ vernacular .

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      Ben Maclain|Havocinthekitchen says:

      Hi! Chicken (and turkey) bacon is a quite popular thing in North America, especially Canada. It’s poultry meat, smoked, and cooked that way that it really resembles pork bacon. It’s not so fat and low in calories too. If you cannot find it, grab regular bacon or better pancetta or something like that.
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  2. Shashi at RunninSrilankan says:

    I’ve baked too many cookies, Ben – even though they are usually healthy I love your advice to balance them out with some ice cream! And then I can balance out the ice cream with some chocolate – ooh – is it still balance if I balance them all out in the same day? :)
    BTW – I adore your combo of butternut squash and bacon in this – simply delicious!
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