I utilized AllRecipe again to help me prepare another veggie that came in my Produce Box box. I had a couple of friends suggest that I just cut it in half and nuke microwave it but, I wanted to do something more “fancy.” Truth be told, I wanted to use my toaster oven. HA HA! Anyway, this recipe for sliced acorn squash was super easy to do and it tasted fine. I think I might not be a big fan of acorn squash but, I will elaborate more a little later.

First, I had to slice my acorn squash in half and scoop out the “innerds.” I would never have thought that it would look so much like a pumpkin. Cool!

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Then you cut the squash into slices and lay them on your baking pan/stone. Also sprinkle some salt on them.

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Next, you melt 2 tablespoons of butter and combine it with 1/3 cup of maple syrup. Pour this NOT HEALTHY concoction over the squash.

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Cover with foil and place in a preheated oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

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Once they are done, take them out and serve them up. Travis wanted some of the “gravy” poured over them. I think that is highly optional- it was just melted maple syrup so I am sure it added to the sugar count exponentially. HA!

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Then, you convince your toddler that he will like it- it looks unlike anything he has ever eaten but he is a big fan of veggies. FINALLY he decides to try a piece and he loves it. We then just sat back and watched him devour 3 slices! It wasn’t “bad” but I have texture issues and the texture of the squash just didn’t mesh with the flavor of pancake syrup that was in my mouth. It was also super sweet. I think I ate 3 slices as well. I really don’t think Travis ate 15 slices so apparently one of us lost count somewhere because there weren’t any leftovers. Would I make this again? Probably, but I don’t think I would ladle the “gravy” over it. However, the next time I get my hands on an acorn squash, I will probably try one of the microwave recipes I’ve been given.

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