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It is officially autumn! I know at the cost of sounding like every Basic Girl out there I will proudly state that autumn is my favorite time of the year. Everything from the changing leaves and the seeds falling on the ground to the new palette of comforting warm delicious meals at home.
The cooling temperatures don’t hurt either. I am not one for anything about 80°F or 26°C (if you’re not about Fahrenheit). Cozy sweaters and warm soup are my happy places! A lovely cocoa and book also does wonders for me. How about you guys? Are you more of a; “I need snow all year round” or a, “spring flowers blooming is heavenly”, there might also be a, “beaches all day every day so, bring the heat” out there. There is a place and necessity for them all, I can’t lie and say I hate warm days at the beach of an ocean or lake. I also can’t say that I don’t love having snowball fights with the family when there is feet of snow outside.
Now let’s get into the warm and cozy spirit for this super simple and easy to make your own Stuffed Acorn Squash!
15 Minutes Prep
30 Minutes Cooking
- 1 Acorn Squash
- 1/2 Sweet Potato
- 1/4 C Spinach
- 1/4 C Mushroom
- 1/4 C Sunflower Seeds
- 2 Tsp Rubbed Sage
- 2 Tsp Dried Rosemary
- 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Halve the acorn squash, 1/2″ cubes for the sweet potato, and slice the mushrooms.
- On a baking sheet place your acorn squash skin down and flesh up. Use quite a bit more salt than you think you need to on just the acorn squash. and paint the inside with the olive oil.
- Place the acorn squash in the oven for 15 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl stir the rest of the ingredients and make sure you cover all of it in the oil and seasonings.
- Poke holes in the acorn squash. Place the fillings in the acorn squash and the whole thing in the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes just keep poking the acorn squash till it is pretty soft.
TIP: If the acorn squash looks dry splash with water inside the acorn squash.
Go give this your own twist and in new flavors or veggies. Another option is try is to add in cranberries (will do this when I make this lovely dish again). Please let me know what you try the options are endless, I have also done this with cubed butternut squash, kale, cherry tomatoes, hemp seeds, chia seeds (at the end), and coconut sugar have been tried, all recommended!
Recently in a bathroom stall I saw some etching some of them actually legible writings and others more like my 4 year old sisters drawings. One of them said, “Don’t let this make you distrait, make this into inspiration! – 2020”
First I had to Google distrait then, thinking about it later let me build on it’s applications that. We can’t let every new thing distract us with unknown worry; we need to focus and highlight only our most necessary undertakings. This will always point each and every person towards what their next step should be without fail. If you have 1000 To Do items, there is actually only one thing you need to do to get you to your goals. Granted there are sometime house keeping things like laundry, dishes and it goes on and on. Do the one thing you need for moving your life forward first then in descending order of difficulty they will fall into place with who you want to be.
Then become inspired by the things highlighted for you of our world the good and the bad and allow yourself to process it. Mold what you want to happen into what you already perceive as your goal and your next step make them one thing. Do not allow them to become 17 little tasks that make you busy and not impactful and fulfilled.
Leave your mark on this world don’t let it parade around you without being apart of it.
This looks so nutritious and delicious!