Fall has finally arrived! Autumn or Fall, as we say in the South, is my favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I really love all things Fall. I adore the Fall colors, planting Fall flowers and the cooler temperatures; Oh, and most importantly… football! As a family we really enjoy college and high school football. After a long hot summer Fall is always a welcome respite from the Texas heat and humidity. Fall always puts me in the mood to cook (and eat). One of our favorite Fall vegetables is Acorn Squash, which is super versatile. It is delicious roasted with savory seasonings or sweet with brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. I am sharing one of my favorite ways to roast the squash with savory seasonings.
- 1 acorn squash
- 1/2 small onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1/2 to 1 small jalapeno chopped (amount depends on how hot you want it)
- 3 Tbl butter
- sprinkle with your favorite all purpose seasoning (we use Lantana seasoning)
Cut the top off of the acorn squash and scoop out the seeds and pulp. Fill the center of the acorn squash with whole garlic cloves, chopped onions, a little chopped jalapeno, and butter.
Sprinkle with Lantana seasoning. (our favorite seasoning; we use it on just about everything) or use your favorite all purpose seasoning. Roast in a 400 degree oven for 25 – 35 minutes, depending on the size of your squash. I usually check mine at 20 minutes. You want it to be soft enough to be able to easily scoop out the inside with a spoon.