A Favorite Fall Recipe #3

 

Thanksgiving week is upon us, and that always means a lot of cooking. Now don’t get me wrong, I love to cook (I hate cleaning up the mess), but Thanksgiving preparations can be a bit daunting and to some, completely overwhelming.

So, one of my favorite fall recipes is perfect for this week. It’s Quick, Easy, Delicious, Nutritious, Inexpensive, and most of all…NO MESS!

 

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Acorn Squash Sweet and Savory

 

Ingredients

  • Acorn Squash
  • Butter – (reduced fat if desired)
  • Sour Cream – (fat free works great)
  • Cinnamon – ground
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg – fresh grated or ground, optional

 

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Directions

Turn oven on to 400 degrees. Wash the acorn squash. Cut the squash in half from stem to tip using a strong kitchen knife. Scoop out the seeds. Place squash halves cut side down on a pan with a raised side. Add water to the pan. Put in the oven to bake for about 45 minutes. They should be soft to the touch when done (like a baked potato).

When the baking is finished, turn the acorn squash cut side up into a bowl and dress it with the butter, sour cream, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Acorn squash is filling on its own, or it can be paired with something more for a heartier meal.

I told you the prep and cleanup was quick and easy. Now, sit down and enjoy!

 

**NOTE** This recipe is also great for college students on a low budget. If they don’t have an oven available, it can be done in the microwave at 4 minutes per side, then cut and scoop, and put back into the microwave for another 4 – 8 minutes until done.

 

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~ by bloggingexperiments on November 23, 2008.

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