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    Acorn Squash - Yummy !
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    EngineerGuy posted:
    Hi folks,

    BTW, On the Politics forum, I posted about health insurance companies and the new health care reform. Interesting.

    I just experimented with a new way (OK, new for me - most any way to cook is new for me.) to cook acorn squash.

    Just like yams or sweet potatoes. Wash. Stab it with a knife so it won't explode. Put on a cookie sheet or aluminum foil on the oven rack. Bake at 350 degrees for about 2 hours. Wait for it to ooze gooey stuff.

    I have been steaming the squash. Baking it is much sweeter. I also tried a butter nut squash. That was also good, but the acorn squash was quite sweet.

    The butter nut squash had a bit of a french fry flavor by the skin, where it was browned a bit.

    Best regards, EngineerGuy
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    AttyWSW responded:
    E.G.,

    I took your advice and bought a butter nut squash. I was a little more civilized and cut it in two, took out the seeds and covered each half with foil. Baked at 350 for about an hour and a half. Ate half at lunch today. Not bad at all. Might put a little in my green soothie in the am. Thanks!

    AttyWSW
     
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    twinb63 responded:
    I'm with you on baking the acorn squash (and others) rather than steaming EG. In the old days we ate it with butter & brown sugar but now plain is the way to go for me, nutmeg or cinnamon for my better half. Our taste buds really are adaptable, especially with whole foods.
     
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    EngineerGuy replied to AttyWSW's response:
    Hi folks,

    Thanks for your feedback.

    I suggest only stabbing the squash so it doesn't explode. Slicing the squash will prevent it from getting as warm and as sweet. Just my input.

    Best regards, EngineerGuy
     
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    AttyWSW replied to EngineerGuy's response:
    E.G.,

    Since your posting on the squash I have been eating them almost daily. I have experimented cooking them your way verses cut in half with foil and cannot detect any difference in taste. I have also tried Sweet Dumpling squash which was also very good. Also, Buttercup which was not as sweet but tasty with some cinnamon and Equal. I have taken the seeds out of these and planted them so we'll see if I can grow them. Love the Acorns though. Thanks!
     
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    EngineerGuy replied to AttyWSW's response:
    Hi AttyWSW,

    Thanks for the great info, and glad you like the squash. It's new to me, too.

    Best regards, EngineerGuy


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