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Acorn squash (Cucurbita pepo var. turbinata), also called pepper squash or Des Moines squash, is a winter squash with distinctive longitudinal ridges on its exterior and sweet, yellow-orange flesh inside. Although considered a winter squash, acorn squash belongs to the same species (Cucurbita pepo) as all summer squashes (including zucchini and crookneck squash).
Indigenous to North and Central America, the squash was introduced to early European settlers by Native Americans.
Some foods are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. While I wanted to eat the squash, I wanted to preserve the form as much as I could. I’m not sure how much of a difference wrapping it in foil made, but it came out looking unscathed.
I ground some chicken right before I made this…I always save...