Too many people are intimidated when it comes to cooking acorn squash. These squash are very versatile and simple to use. Perhaps, the hardest part is cutting them in half. You’ll need a sharp knife. You can pop the squash in the microwave for 3 minutes and check it is not too hot before you cut it in half. If you have a small ice cream scoop, you can use this to quickly remove the seeds and unwanted pulp.
There is just something about cooking with squash that brings a sense of connection back to our roots before grocery stores and fast-food restaurants were on every corner. Plus, an acorn squash can be stored at room temperature and last one to two months without the need for any preservatives.