roasted acorn squash

It’s been one of those weeks. I’ve spent more time shuffling from place to place than I have at home. Tonight will be night 3 of 5 that I will spend away from home. Right now, I’m grateful I was able to sleep in, and the goal for today is to shower (yeah, I know…I’m setting the bar low). I encountered my first major obstacle of the day, the fridge. There are about 5 varieties of cheese, buttermilk, an apple and some chicken concoction Martin has been eating while I’ve been away. I opened the door, looked inside, decided I wasn’t that hungry after all and returned to the nearest blanket. The second obstacle is that it is cold and rainy, and well, while we’re being honest – it’s 12:30 and I’m still in my pajamas, thus ruling out any chance I will be leaving until I absolutely have to.

I’m also hungry, but not in the let-me-be-creative kind of way. I want mac and cheese, and a steak, oh and some soup would be nice. I also want some creamy, warm and comforting acorn squash. Yeah, nothing sounds better on this rainy, chilly, fall day than acorn squash. Fortunately acorn squash is very easy to prepare.
roasted acorn squash

1 small acorn squash
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Cut squash in half, remove seeds and membrane
3. Fill a baking dish with 1 inch of water (I used a square cake pan)
4. Place the squash cavity side up in the baking dish
5. Fill each cavity with 1 ½ tbsp butter and 1 tbsp brown sugar
6. Roast uncovered in oven for 1 hour
7. Cool and enjoy

Recipe notes: We had this at a friends house a while ago, and I have fallen in love with this simple and delicious recipe. Prepared this way, the squash has a sweet potato like flavor and texture. I personally am no sweet potato fan, but this I love. Also, don’t be like us and buy some pumpkin sized acorn squash – a small to medium one is perfect.


2 thoughts on “roasted acorn squash

  1. I baked it according your recipe, and as you know me I like peanut butter just like some one else. It was not sweet enough so I put it on top and ate it that way, I liked it better.

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