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I remember looking at the first acorn squash from our garden. I had never eaten one (I know, sad), and I wasn't sure how to go about making one taste yummy. I know that these are packed full of vitamins and great for a healthy meal, but how was I supposed to turn one into tonight's dinner.
Luckily a friend gave me a great suggestion and it was so simple, I could barely believe it.
Acorn squash are naturally sweet and tender, so not much needs to be done. Wash the outside, and then cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Line a baking dish with tin foil and place the two halves into the greased dish. Put a dollop of butter into the center or each and sprinkle liberally with either brown sugar or cumin. Choosing will be easy depending on your taste for either sweet or spicy. I used cumin in mine and once it was baked at 425 until tender, I added a mixture of ground turkey and black beans. I cannot express how tasty these were! The acorns acted as little bowls for the meat and beans and the clean up was easy.
Moms, what foods have challenged you in the kitchen?