Now I don't normally (ever) cook with beets. My mom use to make them when I was a kid as a side, Sometimes pickled but mostly canned. The first obstacle I ran into was the beet soup. When I told the family, well, let's just say it wasn't well received. The 2nd obstacle was finding the acorn squash. I went to my local produce junction and they had everything except the squash. I ended up getting them at the local ShopRite and pickings were slim.
I took these pictures outside with all the leaves from last night's torrential downpour.
The recipe calls for small squash that you take the top off of. I decided to go with a couple of bigger ones and cut them lengthwise. That worked pretty good.
Cutting up the beets was a red mess. My hands still have a red tint to them. Overall the prep and cooking wasn't that bad.
The final result was a very earthy but slightly bland, beet tasting soup. I'm not sure what I expected but it needed something. It was better when you scooped some of the squash with soup. I added some salt and pepper and that helped. Interesting dish but I don't think I'll make it again.