Oak & Acorn: Maple Glazed Squash Rings
Maple Glazed Squash Rings
It’s finally March! I feel like this winter has been longer than usual and lately I have been daydreaming of warmer days and sunny skies. I’ve been thinking of being barefoot in my garden and watching things rapidly transform and grow. The past few days, I’ve noticed the icy snow is starting to melt and I can see the muddy grass that’s been kept underneath. It’s a good thing though, it means it’s almost the change of season, and as much as I love the nice perks of winter, I’m ready for spring!
Pretty soon, I will have a break from a number of winter vegetables, so I decided to show a recipe I like with acorn squash as a bon voyage to winter. Because of their sweetness, many kids like to eat different varieties of squash. In a previous post, I talked about adding butternut squash to baked macaroni and cheese, it’s a healthier version and is really delicious! This time, I’m using acorn squash, which I love acorn squash when it’s stuffed or baked. This is a very simple recipe for kids to help with and they’ll love it too!
Maple Glazed Acorn Squash Rings
- acorn squash
- maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice the acorn squash about 1/4 inch to a 1/2 inch.
- Take out all the seeds from the rings.
- Coat the baking pan with a little olive oil and place rings on top.
- Melt a couple tablespoons of butter and spread over rings. I used a pastry brush for doing this, but I’m sure a rubber spatula is fine as well.
- Throw a pinch of salt and sprinkle cinnamon on top.
Bake for 15 minutes and then flip over and bake another five minutes. Enjoy!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Leslie Lynn Lucio
Leslie is from Texas but has always been drawn to New England. She lives in the town of Northampton and loves living in Western Massachusetts. She spends a lot of time with her five year old and connecting with the community. Her interest include cooking, DIY projects,writing, biking, being outdoors, photography, restoration, food preservation and social activism. She spends some of her time farming when she can and also you can spot her working with the Pedal People.
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