March 2, 2009

Honey Roasted Acorn Squash

I've had such good luck roasting different vegetables, that when I picked up an acorn squash at the produce market I knew I'd be roasting it. The results from roasting makes many vegetables more palatable, especially to the younger members of my family. I love the carmelization and the natural sweetness that often results from roasting.
From Family, Friends and Food
A few months back, I was reading a post over at Joy the Baker about a simple roasted Honey Roasted Acorn Squash. At the end of her recipe, she suggests just standing in your kitchen and eating the squash right out of the pan. After trying it tonight, I could completely understand how she could suggest making a meal out of this simple vegetable. It was tender and sweet, and quite irresistable.
My Oldest was all over the squash and loved each bite of it. My Youngest is a much tougher sell, and couldn't get past one bite. My Husband enjoyed it and thought it was very similar to candied yams - without the marshmallows.

March has come in like a Lion for those of us on the East Coast, so a meal that included Roasted Chicken and Acorn Squash still had alot of appeal to us. I'm counting down to Spring and all of the wonderful vegetables and fruits that will suddenly become available. So many new options after a cold Winter of soups, roasting and braising. I'm ready to break out the grilling and salad recipes!
Thank you for the great ideas on how to use up the leftovers from our London Broil! I think fajitas will be making an appearance one day this week!

Check out these recipes for using roasted vegetables, I'm already wondering what else I can pick up from the market next week so I can come up with some dishes as creative as the one's below.
Hot off the Garlic Press made Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Pasta Sauce from a few simple ingredients.

Debi and Terri's Recipes shared an appetizer made up of Roasted Vegetables on Crostini.
Tastes Buds is a fairly new blog, and recently made a Roasted Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza from Everyday Food.
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12 comments:

Heather said...

mmmm. i love acorn squash! roasting it with honey sounds like a delicious way to caramelize it and bring out its natural flavors!

Mary said...

I love acorn squash and honey is a really good way to get caramelized flavor when roasting.

Kristen said...

I love roasted veggies - I just got some squash and if you had a pretty good response from your family, I may have to try it this way myself!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks so very delicious!! I have got to try it. After your family's reviews, how can I not!!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Mmmmm! That acorn squash sounds delicious...

Sara said...

I really like acorn squash, and I always roast it. Last time I used maple syrup, I'm going to try your version next.

jesse said...

Ahh, I've never thought of roasting squash with honey before, what a brilliant idea!!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I adore acorn squash! So yummy!

Leslie said...

I dont think I have ever had acorn squash!! Looks delish

Linda said...

I make a stuffed acorn squash. I will have to post the recipe. It calls for turkey sausage and is oh so good!

Deborah said...

I just tried acorn squash for the first time last year, and now I love it. This sounds great!

Girl Japan said...

Me too! I really like winter squash (Kabocha) this is similar to our Japanese pumpkin, and isn't it just so tasty, I could eat them plain or boiled and the rinds carry all the nutrition as well. YUM

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