Sunday, November 10, 2013

Dinner with a Friend!

I had the pleasure of cooking for a gal pal last night.  After finding out that she would prefer for me to cook for her instead of heading out to a restaurant (a compliment rather than an imposition) I jumped at the chance to "ENTERTAIN" something that I love doing for people I love.


My Farm Fresh to You box 2 weeks ago had gifted me with 2 acorn squash.  I'm sorry, I'm a grown up child and this is why I'm posting the below photo... I might NEVER mature out of a 12 year old state...

acorn Squash, baby

But anyway, I had never actually bought or cooked with this particular squash and I was thrilled for this new opportunity! Not to mention, she's a vegetarian, so she would not really miss a meat component of the meal.

I knew I wanted to roast them, and I kept thinking, warm autumn/Indian flavors.

After I halved them, I coated them with a little bit of olive oil on both sides.I think made a spice rub and sprinkled on the insides and added just a touch more of olive oil. I tossed in the fridge to both let them marinate, and keep until it was time to roast. 

Spice Rub:
Acorn squash prepped
Freshly ground Pink Himalayan salt
Freshly grated Nutmeg
Garam Masala
Ground ginger

I roasted for 1 hour and 15 minutes at a temperature of 350 Degrees

Here is the results! Lit by candles, and the crappy quality of my camera phone.


ps... the plates were licked clean!
... just saying

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