Hi, everyone! I’m Amanda Rose and I blog over at Sew Much To Say. I’m a 20 year old nursing student who is trying to master cooking delicious meals and sweet treats on a college budget. I also love to quilt, sew, crochet, read and paint. I am a New York State Rep for the Northeast Bloggers Network, too! Come and join us if you are a NE blogger, please! It is a great way to hook up with fellow bloggers.
Anyway, back to the delicious food… Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. There are a few recipes that always bring me right into the season and this is one of them. This recipe for acorn squash is so easy and I’m pretty sure this squash only cost me $1.50 to buy.
Alright, here is how I did it:
-preheat the oven to 350 F-
Marvel at the beauty of your little squash first. I love eating fresh produce and I really enjoy cooking with food that doesn’t come out of a can and that isn’t coated with preservatives. So, take some time to appreciate all of the healthy nutrients you are about to bring into your body.
Then, try to cut it open. I really struggled with this and couldn’t do it. Thank God Alec was home to help me. He got it open in a jiffy.
Next, lay them inside facing up on a baking sheet. One of my halves is bigger than the other, but this doesn’t really matter.
Next, coat them in butter. Not very healthy, but very delicious.
Then, sprinkle them both with brown sugar. I added a little squirt of sugar free maple syrup into the center of each one, too. Just use whatever you have one hand. I also put about 1/4-1/2 inch of water in the bottom of the baking sheet to help steam them.
Then, pop these babies in the oven at about 350 F for about 30-45 minutes or until they are soft. When the come out they look golden and delicious and your whole house will smell amazing. So amazing that you will be pacing around the kitchen and anxiously waiting to get them out of the oven and into your belly.
Spoon the sugars around the whole squash so that they are spread out more evenly instead of pooling in the center.
Do you ever make acorn squash?
What are you favorite fall treats?