Growing up, my parents always maintained an enormous garden for our family of four,two of those whom wouldn’t eat a thing of it. Funny how your tastes change as you get older and everything that your parents ate when you were young seemed disgusting, and now they’re just dandy.
Confession: I got the idea for this, they had a screaming sale on squash at the store this week, and I had a flashback of my mother making acorn squash for herself when I was little. She used just brown sugar and butter, and looked and smelled horribly unappetizing for someone under three feet tall. Funny how things change when you get older and your taste-buds become more refined! Now some of my favorite things are foods I refused as a child.
Besides…who uses a microwave anyways, the sole purpose mine provides in my house is to boil water… bam!
Tip: On a time crunch you can cook a swash in the microwave in about 7 minutes. Just cut them in half and place them on a safe plate and follow the directions the same. This is obviously a fraction of the oven baked time, but you will get a much different consistency of the flesh with how you cook it. If you want it very soft use the microwave. I prefer the oven because it still has a more solid consistency but soft enough you can cut it with a spoon.
Acorn Squash Bowls