Yellow acorn squash
w/ quinoa& pear stuffing
1 acorn squash, I used a yellow
Cut squash in half, scoop out seeds and smear soft butter all over the inside and then drizzle maple syrup over that.
Bake squash cut side down in a shallow pan (w/ a little water) in 400 deg oven for 30-45 min, or until you can pierce the rind w/ a fork but BEFORE the rind burns and collapses. Let cool.
Cook quinoa according to directions.
1 cup quinoa
Half a pear, chopped
Half a jalapeño, diced
1/4 cup chopped, toasted hazelnuts
2 med. Chantrelle mushrooms, chopped
A pinch or two (or smidgen, if you like) of the following:
Powdered curry Nutmeg
Mix all this in a bowl, cover it, and set aside, or in the fridge
Flip over the squash and spoon in stuffing. I usually kinda lean them against each other so I can mound up the quinoa. Press a pat of butter into the top.
Put them back in the oven at 300 for another 10-15 min, then take them out and serve!