Sorry I've been MIA. I am currently recovering from foot surgery; corrective foot surgery for my flat feet. I will soon have pain-,free feet/shins, which after nearly a lifetime of leg pain sounds like heaven to me. Especially since I'm all up with the working out and have been walking/running nearly every day.
And because I'm drugged up right now, I can't say that this post will make any sense.
Where were we? Oh, yeah. Acorn squash.
But maybe you don't, and gosh, you should, cause this is like vegetable dessert. Oh, yes, my friends.
Now, we all know that I like squash. It's an underdog. It's one of those vegetables that everyone forgets to eat. They're healthy, chock full of vitamins, and they are naturally sweet.
Just cut this baby in half, I consider a half a squash per person. They're small and petite.
Then, flip them right side up, you can leave them on a plate, or set in a bowl so it doesn't roll around *good idea for the kids*. Use your spoon to scrape out some of the flesh.
It's kind of like loaded sweet potatoes without all the carbs/starch. Squash isn't as heavy, either so it won't make you feel as stuffed.
Brown Sugar Acorn Squash (for 2)
1 acorn squash
2 tsp butter or margerine
2 tsp brown sugar ( I used zero calorie brown baking sweetener) (or to taste)
Cut the squash in half, set cut side down on a microwave safe plate. Microwave for about 3 minutes or until tender throughout. Flip, scrape out some of the sides, add 1 tsp butter/margerine per half and 1 tsp brown sugar or sweetener per half. Microwave another 20 seconds or so to melt the butter and serve!
This was always a favorite of mine growing up and it still is. I still often wonder why I don't make it more.
Enjoy and think of me, being forced to sit on the couch being waited on by a muscly fireman. Oh, man do I have it hard!
*psst* our brick wall? I have two fireman in my living room (one being mine) adding the mortar to the wall and finishing it! I'll be able to update with photos soon!!