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The book, Becoming Jefferson's People, by Clay Jenkinson
Julie's Roast Squash Recipe:
Cut an acorn squash or butternut squash in half, scoop out seeds and fibrous stuff. In a bowl, mix equal parts of brown sugar, butter, and maple syrup (I used about 2 Tbsp. of each). Brush this mixture all over the cut srufaces of the squash and you can even puddle a little bit in the "hole". Sprinkle with salt and black pepper----and believe me, the black pepper really adds that little sump'n sump'n to it so go for it---place on a baking sheet and bake @ 400 for 1 hr. I made a little extra of the sugar mixture and kept some out to add after baking.
Here in the south, we do a lot of casseroles and I was just kinda tired of the same old sweet potato casserole or butternut squash casserole and decided to try something different, simpler, and a little more health conscious. I know the butter and brown sugar doesn't seem all that healthy but compared to what we usually put into a casserole (with pecan toppings, etc.), it really is.