Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Betty Crocker Project : Thanksgiving Parade #4 - Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Double Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash! Oh my God! It's full on... What does this mean?!?!?!*

Probably the only good thing about being less than 100% is that you can catch up on your internets and form opinions that are pretty much blogging bread and Earth Balance. For example here's a great feature about  6 superhero origins Hollywood got right (and 6 that Hollywood messed up) that I almost agree with. See here's the thing - I recently watched Hellboy again and though they got he's origin correct - it wasn't as good as I remember. It was more B.P.R.D.(which is awesome but not the same) and Watchmen is actually a good movie and a great representation of the graphic novel (OH - I can hear the keyboards firing up now!). I do agree 100% that the intro is "justly praised" and I think most people found it "boring" because it's not really a "super hero" movie. Oh and I agree the creative carte blanche  taken with Catwoman in the movies is pretty much criminal and when I say "criminal" I mean insanely stupid.

Something that isn't insanely stupid is Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash. These good looking fellows aren't just eye candy - they're a sweet, tangy and buttery Thanksgiving side that is filling and if you are trying to work vegan items into a non-vegan holiday meal - you can slip these fellows in unnoticed. They're this weird combination of obviously and secretly awesome at the same time.

Let's make some!

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash (this recipe will make 2 servings)

  • 1 Acorn Squash 
  • 1 Red Delicious Apple (diced)
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoons Walnuts (crushed)
  • 2 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Margarine (softened)

Heat oven to 350.

Cut your Acorn Squash in half length-wise and remove seeds and fibers. Cut 2-3 little slits in the inside of the hallowed out Squash. Bake the Squash for 30 minutes.

In a bowl, mix Apples, Cranberries, Walnuts, Brown Sugar and Margarine. Make sure you break up any clumps of Brown Sugar.

After 30 minutes, remove the Squash and fill with the Apple Min with a large spoon. You are going to need to really pack it in there and it will still be over flowing a bit. Once they are full - put them back in the oven for another 30-40 minutes. You'll know it's ready when it is a nice golden brown. 

* This will only be funny to you if you've seen this :

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