This week I decided to go with the very easy, accessible, delicious acorn squash. The idea was to prepare the squash so that the children in the house would try it and even enjoy so I left the brown sugar in as indicated by the recipe. As soon as it began to cook in the oven the house smelled incredible. Definite bonus, give it a try.
ingredients 1 acorn squash
2T softened butter
2T brown sugar
2T maple syrup (real syrup, organic if possible)
preheat oven to 400 degrees
cut squash in half, carefully
scoop out the seeds + place on baking sheet cut side up
place 1/2 of the softened butter, brown sugar and maple syrup in each half
bake for 1 hour + enjoy
here is a picture of my finished product. I needed to taste it right away and I think the smell lured one child into the kitchen. The other one skeptically asked ‘how is it?’ after her first few bites and when it was a positive response he hesitated, thinking maybe I should try this but just like that he was off again. I’ll get him next time.
Warm, wholesome, filling and seasonal. A good choice as the chilly Fall air creeps in.