National Acorn Squash Day
Acorn squash is a popular vegetable that has a holiday to celebrate it. National Acorn Squash Day focuses on finding new ways to include acorn squash in your meals, and learning about its history around the globe. Learn more about how acorn squash was introduced to the world and how you can incorporate it into your next meal at Days of The Year.
The North American Native Americans who grew and ate the squashes as food were the ones who first introduced it to Europe. It is a long-lasting squash that can survive for months without rotting. Because of its unique shape, acorn squash was named. It can come in a wide variety of colors and spots, from bright green to dark green. Acorn squash was not eaten for its flavor back then. However, it has become a delicious vegetable that can be seasoned and prepared in many different ways.
The peak season for Acorn squash is October through December. It can be prepared in many ways. You can bake, steam, saute, or bake it. To bring out the mild sweetness and nutty taste of this vegetable, many recipes use spices like cinnamon, coriander or cardamom. It can be used in a variety of winter and fall dishes, often mixed with other vegetables. This holiday celebrates the history and versatility of this squash, and is an opportunity to experiment with new recipes.
This recipe for acorn squash soup will satisfy your cravings. Add olive oil, salt and pepper to the squash halves. Finally, add water. Bake the squash for about 20 minutes.
After the oven has been removed, place the flesh in a bowl. Next, heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat. To make a rue, saut√© some onions, carrots and garlic in the butter. Add the squash to the pot. Bring the stock to boil and let it simmer for about half an hour.
Take the mixture out of the stock, and then pour it into a blender. Blend the mixture. Once the mixture is smooth, return it to the pot. Season it with some cinnamon and nutmeg. Use the hashtag #acornsquashday to share the recipe.