Wednesday, October 26, 2011

:::Preparing Acorn Squash:::

Have you been seeing all the beautiful 
squash, pumpkins, and gourds 
at the grocery and farmer's markets this fall?

Have you ever eaten an acorn squash?
They are delicious and very easy to prepare.

Simply, wash the squash and slice it in half.
Scrape out the seeds and membranes.
Then, on each slice, rub a tablespoon of butter, 
sprinkle a tablespoon of brown sugar
and top with a bit of cinnamon.
Place squash in a casserole dish 
and pour a cup of water in the bottom of the dish.
Cover and bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees.
Uncover and bake 10 more minutes.
Enjoy! :-)

~apple butter~

Oh, did my house ever smell GOOD yesterday!
I had some apple butter cooking in the crock pot all day.

I had been planning  to make some this fall,
and realized yesterday morning
that I had all of the ingredients I needed
already in my kitchen!

Run go check!  You might, too. ;-)

The recipe I used can be found 
I just noticed that the recipe says to stir every hour.
Oops!  I didn't stir mine at all and it turned out just fine. ;-)

I think I'll quadruple the batch next time and can some for gifts. :-)

Did you know that you can make apple sauce in the crock pot, too?