What do candy, pumpkins and witches have in common? No, I’m not talking about visiting your crazy family’s house. It’s Halloween! Picking out the perfect Halloween costume was challenging, and sometimes a daunting task. Not because I didn’t know what I wanted to be, but it was tough trying to find that perfect balance of trendy and cool. Since moving to Sacramento, I haven’t had to worry about costume shopping because we didn’t have one trick-or-treater in two years. We’ve now been in our home for two months and yesterday we learned from our neighbor that our block is a hot spot for candy seekers.
Due to this newfound information, the last two weeks I’ve found myself reminiscing about my third grade dilemmas of what to be for Halloween. Do I dress up like a vampire? Perhaps take the easy way out and be a baseball player? Or somehow convince my wife to do a couples costume and be Moana and Maui… Where Allie goes as Maui and I as Moana. Regardless of these huge decisions, we can always count on one thing this time of year. Harvest.
Now that it’s fall, Allie and I tend to cook meals that remind us of the word “harvest.” With her dad deep in harvest, it is something we tend to think about this time of year. We typically find ourselves no longer looking to barbeque, but rather cook meals like soup, stew or something with pumpkin. Always looking to try something new, Allie suggested we cook a meal with acorn squash.
Stuffed Acorn Squash is something that I was pretty hesitant to try. Don’t get me wrong. Allie can make anything taste pretty fantastic. However, with the word acorn in the title, this idea had me quickly running for the hills. Once she walked me through the steps and we effortlessly pulled this meal off, I was able to sit back and appreciate how delicious it really was.
With baked apples, stuffing and cranberries, these stuffed acorn squash are completely tasty. In a few steps, the perfect bite of fall is ready. In very little time and with very little energy, you can have a simple and healthy fall dish. Even though I was pretty hesitant at first, these stuffed acorn squash are my new, favorite meal. When trick or treaters come by next week, we will definitely be enjoying these fresh and fun stuffed squash. If you are skeptical like I was, I know that these will change your mind, even on the very first bite!