Apples and pumpkin are great and all, but it when it comes to a great Fall side dish, I’m all about the squash.. Ancho Pomegranate Caramelized Acorn Squash.
Hey look mom, I’m on BHG today! Guys. Better Homes & Gardens. They are featuring this recipe on their blog, Delish Dish, today! #winning #bigtime #woot
Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner? How crazy is that? Where the heck does the time go?
Consequently, my Black Friday food coma awaits my arrival.
So yea, I’m sure your life is gonna have plenty of pumpkin this and apple that in the coming weeks. Heck, I feel like I need an IV of apple cider hooked up to my veins. Love that stuff.
But let’s talk about squash. It’s pretty darn great, and makes for a killer quick and easy Fall side dish. Like, oh jeez, I don’t know… this Ancho Pomegranate Caramelized Acorn Squash.
Have you tried acorn squash? I feel like in squash world, butternut and spaghetti squash are kinda like that popular high school football player and his typical cheerleader girlfriend. They always get high fives in the hallway… get invited to every party… and even get crowned home coming king and queen.
And then there’s acorn squash. That quiet music nerd in the corner. No high fives. No parties. And homecoming is spent playing cheesy pep band music from the stands.
No, that music nerd isn’t me. Gosh, why would you think that.
I was very popular in high school… in the band crowd and with my fellow golf teammates.
So acorn squash. It’s under appreciated and it’s time to realize it’s full potential. You have the power to change all that.
Head over to BHG’s Delish Dish to grab the recipe for
Ancho Pomegranate Caramelized Acorn Squash!
SO cool that you’re on BHG! Awesome Chris!
And I am squash OBSESSED. AND, I just tried acorn squash for the FIRST time last week, no liez. Obvs I am going to need to stuff my face with this spicy sweet goodness! Pinned!
Thanks so much Taylor 🙂 1st time every with acorn squash?! Oh my goodness… you need some catching up in the acorn squash dept!
Haha – you personified squash!!! My daughter describes her friends in milk percentages – if someone is a good friend, she is 100% whole milk; if someone is an acquaintance, she’s skim – but squash personification is on a whole other level! Luv it!
And YAYYYY – Congrats on this recipe being on BHG!!! But I am not surprised – this combo ROCKS!
Hahahaha thanks so much Shashi!
Allie | Baking a Moment
Ooh, I love sweet squash with spice! This sounds amazing Chris! Congrats on being featured on BHG today 😀 😀 😀
Thanks so much Allie 🙂 Much appreciated!
This squash looks delicious, Chris! Loving the pomegranate alongside!
Thanks so much Jess!
Congrats on the BHG mention – you’re going up in the (blogging) world, Chris! 😉
What a pretty-looking side dish, and such an inspired idea to add pomegranate seeds. That’s something I just haven’t tried cooking with, but whyever not? You’ve inspired me! Oh, and I really enjoyed your high school analogy … but I think since then squash has become more of the ‘cool kid’ and especially all dressed up like this!
Hahaha thanks so much Helen!
Holy cow! What an awesome side dish, Chris! I would never have known that you were a band geek…or a golf nerd…or, wait, what am I talking about?? You were the star quarterback who led his team to an overtime victory in the state championship! Nice work, my friend! #WolfpackEats
Hhahaha I’m a proud band geek and golf nerd! #wolfpackpride
Congrats on the recipe feature. This looks great. We are having Thanksgiving for friends this weekend so I have to keep this recipe handy!
Thanks so much Pamela! Oooo how fun!!! Have a great friend Thanksgiving!
Haha – maybe that’s why I identify with the acorn squash so much! It’s totally in my circle of friends. Also – !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t contain my excitement that you’re featured on BHG!!!! Chris! I want to print this out and put it on my fridge – that’s how excited I am. I’m also really intrigued by the ancho chili + pomegranate combination – yum!
Hahahaha looks like we were in the same circle of friends lol. Thanks so much Sarah! I appreciate the shared excitement and encouragement 🙂
Okay so cool!! BHG – that’s awesome Chris! And I love acorn squash – I haven’t had it since last year though – time to change that!
Thanks so much Ashley! What… no acorn squash yet?!?! Make it happen 🙂
These are so beautiful!! Saw them on pinterest and just had to come investigate! They need to be on our table this year 🙂
Thanks Zainab 🙂
I love this recipe, Chris! These flavors, colors, everything — perfect! And congrats on the BHG write-up!
Thanks so much Marcie!
Alice // Hip Foodie Mom
Chris! You’re on Delish Dish?! How did I miss this one?!!! It’s beautiful. . checking out the post now, congrats!!!!
Thanks so much Alice 🙂 It was such an honor getting to guest post over there!
Yay!! Congrats Chris! That’s awesome! These squash look absolutely gorgeous and perfect for BHG!!!