Squash Five Ways in Five Days – Day 2

What’s up people?? I am sticking to my guns and as promised will be providing you with another tasty squash recipe. I don’t have a whole lot of time to dedicate to today’s post so I’m keeping this short and simple – like the recipe itself!

Baked Acorn Squash “Fries”

acorn squash fries

What you’ll need:

  • one acorn squash
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the acorn squash in half. Scoop out the guts and seeds.
  3. Place acorn squash cut side down and slice horizontally to keep the scalloped edges (because they’re pretty – duh).
  4. Cut the slices in half for smaller “fries”.
  5. Place the squash on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Toss the squash around a bit to coat.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until tender (baking time may vary based off of the thickness of your squash slices). The parmesan cheese should be a bit crispy and golden brown when done.
  7. Eat!

These “fries” are almost as addicting as the real thing. They were supposed to be a side dish, but the husby and I ended up standing over the stove and eating every last one in a few minutes. Which I was completely okay with.


A Season of Squash – Five Ways in Five Days

While walking Dexter the dog today, I saw something that caught my eye. Amidst the shriveling jack-o-lanterns and wisps of spider webbing left tangled in the bushes, was the familiar twinkle of Christmas lights. I guess I should have seen it coming. The commercials began the day after Halloween. Decorations have been springing up in the corners of every store for weeks. The holiday season seems to be approaching faster than ever before. Soon fall will be gone, winter will take it’s place, and all of the lovely fall recipes I’ve been creating lately will be out of season! I know the holidays are a tempting time, but let’s try to enjoy the present! When the pumpkin spice lattes start flowing in September and Christmas begins before Thanksgiving, things have gone too far! So in this last breath of fall, I’m giving myself a challenge. Five fall posts in five days, all featuring my new love – squash! Join me on this adventure and enjoy our current season with a few cozy recipes that will keep you feeling warm on these chilly fall nights.