Now this is what I think about when I think of Acorns. You too? A cute little squirrel dipping and diving under tree branches, flying to the ground to scoop up that precious Acorn. Then munching at the speed of light to secure that tasty treat inside.
But did you know that there was another type of Acorn that squirrels don’t eat. Another kind of Acorn that you and I should eat every chance we can. WEll there is. And this one is called an Acorn Squash.
An Acorn Squash has a fairly similar shape to an Acorn, but that is about all the similarity you will find. All I can telll you is that if you treat them right, this will definitely become one of your favorite veggies! These things are very easy to grow. They take about 2 1/2 months to mature and will work in
almost any moderate climate. You have to spread them out because the vine growth can reach up to 6 feet. But the best part about Acorn Squashes is what they taste like So let me tell you a very simple way to prepare them and I will let you take the first bite without me blowing it for you and telling you how great these things are.
Start by cutting the Acorn Squash in half from the stem in down to the other end. Scoop out the pulp and seeds that you will find in the middle. Then take a pairing knife and score the squash from the center to the edge about 8 times around. Then here comes the magic. Take a little softened butter and smear it with your fingers all over the inside of the Squash. Then sprinkle a half teaspoon of Brown Sugar on top of the butter. Next drizzle a tiny bit of real Maple Syrup into the center of the cut piece. And last but not least, drop some home made bacon bits on top and throw it in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 400 degrees and get ready. This is going to be the best thing you ever put in your mouth. Make sure you let me know how it was right after you try this.
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