As I got older, got married, had kids, I discovered you could bake acorn squash! So, I set about to do just that! This is probably the easiest thing in the world to do! So, buy an acorn squash...what does it look like???
|Acorn squash -- it's kind f shaped like an acorn!|
|Carefully cut the acorn squash in half and scoop out the seeds|
|All scooped out and ready to bake!|
Preheat the oven to 350*F
Put some foil in a cookie sheet or in a round baking dish, something that will fit both halves.
Melt a couple Tablespoons of butter (salted, unsalted, doesn't matter). Have some brown sugar on hand, just a few Tablespoons. Doesn't matter -- light or dark.
Now, using a pastry brush, ha! Yeah, right....if you get one of those smallish paint brushes from the hardware store it's cheaper and works just fine.
|small inexpensive paint brushes from the hardware store can double as pastry brushes|
You can also just put a pat of butter in each half and sprinkle with the sugar. You can also sprinkle a little ground cinnamon if you like.
Put the baking dish or cookie sheet with the acorn squash in the oven. Bake at 350*F for about 35 to 40 minutes depending on the size of the acorn squash. When the acorn squash is done it will be very soft.
|All done and ready to serve!|
You can either serve everyone a half acorn squash, cut each half in half OR for little ones just scoop some out and put a little on their plate. The first they try it give them a Tablespoon or less. The butter and brown sugar is appealing to kids.
When you bake acorn squash you don't get that squishy, stringy feel. It's actually just soft -- kind of like a baked sweet potato texture.
Enjoy and Cheers!