Spaghetti squash, where have you been all my life? I can't believe I have never tried this before. Pasta used to be one of my quick and easy go to meals for a weeknight and I was feeling pretty bummed that we couldn't have it any more due to Eric's diet. Luckily one of Eric's coworkers recommended that we try spaghetti squash as a substitute for pasta. I was a little dubious at first but after I tried it I was sold. I'm a huge sauce fan and really all I care about is having something to soak up the sauce. Spaghetti squash is perfect for this since it has almost no taste. All you have to do is cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, and bake for 40 minutes at 375 (have I mentioned how happy I am to have an oven again?). Then you take the squash out, shred it with a fork and top with your favorite sauce (I prefer one with lots of hot and spicy Italian sausage). Here is a picture of the finished product, not the prettiest but it sure was tasty!
|Our spaghetti squash dinner, complete with fresh squeezed lemonade (sweetened with agave nectar and garnished with mint) and a little red wine.|