Welcome to my Dad’s “Roasted Acorn Squash” recipe. Let’s play “find the acorn squash” shall we? Come on now…don’t be cranky.
Did you find it? It’s up there on the left by the silver owl in my “Rustic Hutch Makeover“. Here’s another one that you are sure to see…
BOOM! That beautiful green acorn squash really shines when used as a decoration or prop, doesn’t it? Did you ever wonder how one actually tastes? Well, lucky for me, I grew up with my vegetable loving Dad roasting acorn squashes very very often. I have to admit I wasn’t much of a fan when I was younger, but I am now. It finally sunk in, Dad!
Just look at how yummy this big acorn looks all roasted…
My Dad would roast usually a couple of these acorn squashes on a Sunday and we would all get our own half in these EXACT DISHES. How cool is that? Not only that, but my Dad would usually bake up something along side and it was usually ham, chicken, or pork chops. I remember the exact aroma coming from the kitchen and today it brings back so many wonderful comforting memories of the good ole days.
Now that I am older, and wiser 😀 I just know that these beautiful roasted acorn squashes are perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. The sweet, savory, nutty flavor is just perfect for Fall, and they are certainly plentiful at the market. In fact, I think most folks don’t even know that you can eat these big green love nuggets.
Let’s not forget that they are very good for you, especially when you use my recipe below.
If you decide to give it a try (let me know), store your acorn in a cool dry place before hand and you can even use it for decor outside for a couple weeks before you decide to eat it. You would totally be getting your money’s worth if you do that.
Also, it is very important to be very careful when cutting the acorn squash. They are a lot harder to cut than a pumpkin if you can imagine that. I actually recommend you ask someone with very strong young hands to cut it for you.
All of the instructions are listed below. I hope you give it a try.
I’m winding things down over here for Thanksgiving (except for 1 more post), so I would like to wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving from my family to yours. Stay tuned after Thanksgiving for lots of candy canes. That’s the only hint I’m giving .
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