Just because summer has come and gone doesn't mean it's time to put the grill away. I think cool autumn afternoons can make for some excellent grilling days. Wandering around the farmer's market, I was inspired to try something new. I've always enjoyed acorn squash growing up, but i had never tried grilling it before. One thing I've learned this summer is that grilling vegetables can be very rewarding. You can start with something ordinary, yet after it's grilled, it comes off completely different and delicious. Of course, in this case, you can baste just about anything in a butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup glaze and it will come out great.
Since I needed to grill these guys for a while, I got my fire going with briquettes instead of the lump charcoal I've been using recently. I find they can maintain or more steady, long lasting fire better than lump charcoal. Once I had a good two zone, high heat fire, I simply placed the squash cut side up on the grill, and added some glaze about every 10 minutes. Half way through, I rotated the squash so it cooked evenly. Total grill time ended up to be about 50 minutes. Super simple and super tasty. I enjoyed mine out on the deck in the cool autumn air and it definitely warmed me up just as well as a hearty bowl of soup.