how to create squash dipping bowls
Some people say squashes are a delicious fall treat, while others say they’re only good for decorating your table. To which Cheryl says … you’re right.
Add some autumnal fun to your table with these too-cute serving bowls carved from colorful acorn squashes. Fill them with your favorite dip to add some farm-fresh fun to your Thanksgiving or fall get-together.
What You’ll Need
- Acorn squashes
- Large spoon or small ice cream scooper
- Utility knife
- Paring knife
Let’s Do It
- Start by slicing a very thin section off the bottom of the squash with a utility knife to make a stable base, making sure you don’t cut into the hollow inner core
- Slice off a slightly larger section on top and remove (you can keep this section to serve as a cap or as a decorative accent piece)
- Use a large spoon or even a small ice cream scooper to scrape out the squash’s innards, and then use a paring knife to carve out a smooth dip receptacle
- Wash, pat dry and refrigerate overnight to firm up the squash (you can skip this step if needed)
- Fill with your favorite dip and serve with chips, pita chips or raw vegetables