I’ve really enjoyed cooking with all of the winter squash that are abundant this time of the year. In addition to being beautiful, they are very inexpensive at my local farmer’s market. You can find step-by-step instructions on how to bake them in this post.
The shape and beauty of the acorn squash makes them a perfect edible bowl for many recipes. When I last purchased a few to make this dish, I had someone tell me that their mother always used acorn squash to bake meatloaf in when they were young.
I decided to fill my squash with a rice mixture that would be a good side for Thanksgiving. This would also be a terrific way to use some of your leftover turkey after the feast. You could easily add any meats or vegetables you like to this recipe to make an even heartier one-dish meal.