Is it an art project? Is it a recipe? Maybe it could be both! Don’t play with your food is a silly rule! But, there’s children’s books, memes, Pinterest posts, quotes and news articles about this.
Yes, I’m sure we all tried to instill this in our kids. But, now they know better and that there is a time and a place. The time is now and the place is Alaska. Coming soon (or way late) to a post office near you! Acorn Squash!
Weighing in at 2.5-3 lbs and stretching out to 15.5-16 inches long, these #fakebabies sure are growing up! Their wrinkly skin is smoothing out thanks to the white fat being deposited, serving as an energy source. This differs from the brown fat, which is higher in fetuses than adults and turns food into body heat. Since you’ve had a lot of cold exposure #northernexposure during the pregnancy, I would imagine you’ve activated your brown fat too!
Acorn squash is described as having an inedible hard, thin skin with a firm flesh. That reminds me of something, bet you can guess what I’m thinking!?! Squash is native to the Americas and was first cultivated by the Native Americans and is one of their three most important food staples, along with beans and corn.
Growing up I only ate it cut in half, baked with brown sugar piled on. Now that I know better, it has so many other tasty options. This recipe I found was savory and promptly devoured by us, exclaiming, “This is really good!” With emphasis on the really.
- 1 acorn squash
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp Thyme
- 1 tsp Rosemary
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp ghee
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Carefully slice top of squash off, save,to be used for your art project
- Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds
- Thinly slice squash, leaving skin on. Yes, you can eat it!
- Mix remaining ingredients in bowl and toss with sliced squash, may need to even use your hands to really get cheese to stick, for maximum coverage
- Arrange on baking sheet and cook for 25 minutes.
- Remove and top with additional herbs or cheese if desired
Hope your squash art turns out better than mine! Can’t wait to see it!