Love the title of this post - made me laugh! And "Help, I'm scared"! U R 2 funny! I found a great link for you on cooking acorn squash : http://homecooking.about.com/od/howtocookvegetables/a/acorncooktips.htmRead the tips then click on the "acorn squash recipe" link towards bottom of article for a whole list of tasty looking recipes. The Acorn Squash stuffed with apples looks good. I've only made this squash once, it is very sweet so make sure you pair it with a meat that can take that (maybe pork would be best) cuz I made it with fish & it didn't go at all! As for the beans, sorry, can't help u there! They didn't even come in pods? Weird!
The link in my last comment didn't show up properly, here it is again : http://homecooking.about.com/od/howtocookvegetables/a/acorncooktips.htm
The beans could be peruano, or maybe even fresh pinto (don't know, never seen 'em fresh). I'd cook 'em in water with garlic, an onion and a tomato til almost done, then add salt, chili powder, maybe some cumin and oregano, and simmer a little longer, serve as a burrito filling or rice partner.
I disagree with the above comment, if u add any acid to the beans before they are soft, they will never get soft and will stay very hard....
Haha, you're so cute. Have no fear! Recipe4Living is here...lol. What I meant to say was we have a good acorn squash recipe here or you can see a whole bunch of other recipes for acorn squash here. Really not sure about the beans though...But I hope this helps!
I have no clue about the beans! but my friend made me an awesome acorn squash soup by chopping it into chunks in stock with some sage and nutmeg, and then throwing it all in the food processor. Add some cream or yogurt too, to make it creamy. My mom also grows these and she just roasts slices of them with olive oil and herbs as a side dish! cheers!
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