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Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze --- mstoodygooshoes.blogspot.com

Are you a fan of squash? 

I love it in any way, shape or form...
from Acorn to Zucchini...

Roasted, baked, sauteed, pureed, or grilled...
in breads, soups, cakes, salads, pastas, or on the side.

This week, I found myself with an abundance of 
different types of squash in the fridge.
Why, you ask?
Well, I had this brilliant idea to create a Thanksgiving centerpiece 

using different types of squash, but, let's just say it didn't pan out, 
and I had to "squash" that plan, so to speak.

Unlike other failed projects, at least this one is edible. 

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze --- mstoodygooshoes.blogspot.com

One of my favorite ways to make squash is to roast it with a little brown sugar.
But, when I googled "How to use up lots of squash from a busted blog post attempt," I came across this recipe for 
Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze from Spoon Fork Bacon

It was super-easy.
The hardest part was cutting the squash.
Please. Be. Careful. 

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze --- mstoodygooshoes.blogspot.com

I thought there would be some left over,
but, um, a certain person at the table, uh, couldn't stop eating it. 

This is a great side dish for Thanksgiving, 
or a nice way to amp up a regular meal. 

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze --- mstoodygooshoes.blogspot.com
  
Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze - a great side dish for Thanksgiving  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

How easy is that?  
Just look at all of that caramelized maple-y glaze. 
Yum.
Good thing I have about six more squash in the fridge.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze --- mstoodygooshoes.blogspot.com

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16 comments:

  1. I love squash and the recipe seems easy, though I'm sure to add a few drops of blood in the glazing... I'm not very good with a knife and a squash!

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  2. Hi! Great idea! I've just shared you in facebook
    Here you are the link
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Foods-your-Friend/477063282395049

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  3. I am a squash girl too and love it any way I can get it. Thanks for the new recipe!!

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  4. This week I read a recipe for spaghetti squash on Facebook and the advice was to pierce the skin a few places where you plan to cut and then microwave it a couple of minutes prior to soften it. I had just narrowly escaped losing an appendage while cutting up acorn squash and wished I had read that tip a day earlier. I have no idea if it works. I'm assuming the trick would work on all thick-skinned squash. I agree the toughest part of fixing butternut, acorn, or spaghetti squash is cutting it up!

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  5. I love acorn squash and have been roasting it a lot this fall, love the maple glaze you made! What a great idea, that sounds delicious!

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  6. Yum, this looks and sounds great. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Cindy

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  7. Oh My! let's just slap all the sugary sweet goodness on my thighs! My mama would make acorn squash with brown sugar and butter, but I think this recipe might taste even better!

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  8. Ok Amy, I want to know how you can mess up a squash centerpiece?! lol As for me, I can mess up cutting one of those bad boys and lose a couple of fingers in the process :(

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  9. How weird is it that I haven't cooked acorn squash in at least a decade or more. Well I shall have to get some and try this!

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  10. We love squash at our house. We just brought a couple of kinds yesterday at the farm market. I will try this one!

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  11. Oh yummy! What a perfect Thanksgiving side Amy! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Yum!! We need to try this! My kids will love it!

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  13. Thanks for coming and linking up at our Happy Holidays Link Party. We'd love to see you back next week starting Saturdays @7pm ET on The Midnight Baker from now until Christmas!
    Judy@ http://www.bakeatmidnite.com

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  14. Golly this sounds, nummy. I have never tried it this way before. Grins and happy Thanksgiving. Sandi

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  15. this looks and sounds so good Amy. Thanks for this recipe and I will have to make this dish for the fall and winter months.

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