This summer my newest love is Squash. Yes, who knew? You did, I guess, but not me. I was a picky eater as a kid, so certain vegetables are only just entering my diet. We picked up a friends CSA for a week, and necessity being the mother of invention and all... Here's my new favorite recipe - it's yummy.
The recipe calls for acorn squash, but I started with patty pans, and I think it would work with many kinds [ahem*] of squash. Cut them in half and scoop out the seeds.
Bake 35 minutes at 350º cut side down.
1/2 cup almonds or walnuts
1/2 cup onions
2 TBSPs margarine or butter
2 TBSP maple syrup
Dash of salt and cinammon
After 35 minutes, turn the squash over, fill with filling, and bake 25 minutes more. That's it! It bakes a while, but it is pretty easy to put together, and the result is a veggie dish that definitely works as a main dish rather than a side. And did I say, it's yummy?
I also found some exciting things to do with Butternut Squash - like these pasties. Give it a go, you won't regret it.
*okay, you got me. The big one is a cucumber. That was a surprise. I'd stick with the squash. :)