Squash comes in so many fun shapes, sizes, and colors. I love seeing bins of winter squash in the fall, especially when my local market is having them on sale for $1 each! I definitely grabbed a bunch, even though I don't really have a good place to store them. I stuck them in the cabinet under my sink for right now, and Ladybug is having a blast pulling them all out and playing with them. Good thing they are hearty (except I totally noticed a tooth mark in one when I was preparing this. Haha!). I really enjoyed this recipe - it was perfect for fall, a bit sweet, a bit savory, a bit zesty. The orange, cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans paired perfectly with the squash. Ladybug and I loved it!
I do have to be honest here and tell you that Joel did not like this. It's not the recipe's fault, though, its only that we have to add yet one more thing to the list of things that Joel doesn't like (along with pancakes, sigh). I keep trying to find a recipe for winter squash that he likes, though, because I love them so. But pretty much he doesn't like anything fall - acorn squash, butternut squash, pumpkins or sweet potatoes. I'm going to keep trying, though. At least he likes apples and apple cider! :)
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Recipe slightly adapted from: (Recipe Girl)