Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Roast the Bird, Then Squash the Veggies

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Roast the Bird, Then Squash the Veggies

Article excerpt

LOOKING FOR A simple, extremely tasty side dish for Thanksgiving dinner? Or for any dinner, for that matter?

May we suggest acorn squash. But it takes so long to fix, you say.

Not if you use the microwave.

As with most vegetables, microwave cooking not only saves time but preserves flavor.

The easiest preparation is to cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, wrap the halves tightly in plastic wrap and nuke them. About 10 minutes for a single squash, 12 to 14 minutes for two.

A little butter, brown sugar, honey, nuts or whatever can be added, and the squash can be served just like that.

Let's take the process one step further and puree the edible part of the squash.

With a microwave and a food processor - the two greatest inventions of the second half of the 20th century - our recipe today can be prepared in just a few minutes, leaving you lots of time for the pies, the stuffing, the molded salads and whatever else you are putting down beside the turkey. …

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