Want to learn to cook a Spaghetti Squash? It’s pretty easy.
If you have ever watched The Biggest Loser or any other weight loss shows, I am sure you have heard of Spaghetti Squash as a great alternative to pasta. I have been on a big health kick since February of this year and I think I have eaten pasta only twice in that time span. I can’t handle the carbs and calories in my diet. But recently I have been craving pasta. So, on a whim at the grocery store this past weekend I thought I’d buy a Spaghetti Squash.
I got really excited thinking about all the ways I used to eat pasta and what I could cook to go with the spaghetti squash. I was really squealing with joy. So after a quick Google query on how to cook the thing, I was off! I set the oven to 375° and got the Big Knife from the set I received as a wedding gift. I have only used that knife like, three times and only on a watermelon, so I was unprepared for how tough a Spaghetti Squash is! I was fighting that thing and praying the knife didn’t fly out of my hands and hit my dogs (who always hang out in the kitchen when I get the cutting board out). Finally after wrestling with it and not cutting myself or my furry friends (whew!) I began the drudgery of scooping out the pulp. Hated it.
Next I placed it rind up on a baking sheet and set the timer for 35 minutes. After it cooked, I let it cool for a while until it was only slightly warm to the touch. The website I visited on how to cook it warned of burns if you scraped it too soon. It was so easy! I just took the fork and scraped it from one end to the other and it fell right into the plastic container. Since I am the only one in my house who will even look at a vegetable I was worried that I would have too much. But since I ate half a container of it at my first sitting, I think I’m safe!
On my first taste it was a little sweet. I thought that was OK since I usually add a little sweetener to my homemade pasta sauce, I’d just plan to leave it out. My favorite way to eat pasta is as a side dish with a little butter and cheese and seasonings. So I paired it with my steak and sprinkled a little garlic salt and some Italian seasoning on it. No butter or cheese, but I’m used to that now. I. Was.In. Heaven. It had a slight crunch that I adored. So the conclusion: Spaghetti Squash-Good and Easy to make! Four Stars on this veggie!
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Although I was born and raised right here in Fort Worth, Texas, I am no stranger to snowy cold weather. I went to college in Iowa and followed that up with a job at a therapeutic wilderness camp in East Texas that was year ‘round. It was par for the course to wake up in your tent to a few mornings below 20◦ during January and February.
After that I worked at a high ropes course in Maryland that ran from March through October. More snow and cold. So, I have cold weather gear to say the least.
After several days of being snowed in I decided to hike over to Matador Ranch which is relatively close by to my home. Bandit, my American Mutt came along. My husband and I adopted him this summer to save him from a very bad situation. We were delighted to find a couple of days ago that he loves the snow and ice. We have taken him out and played every day and he loves it. So I knew he’d be up for the trip.
It Was Beautiful! Here are the pictures:
By the way I forgot that it is possible to suck a snowflake into your nostril. Brain Freeze!
Coat a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and place French bread slices on the cookie sheet. Lightly coat bread slices with non-stick spray and put into an oven pre-heated to 350. At the same time place Brie in a shallow baking dish and put into the oven at the same time as the bread. Remove bread when it starts to brown. Remove Brie as it gets melty and starts to pour out of the rind. Scoop some Brie onto the toasted bread, top with a few walnuts and drizzle honey over the top and eat. MMMMmmmmmm.
Hearts of Romaine
Crumbled Goat Cheese
Chop, slice and dice into a pleasing arrangement and serve with your favorite dressing.
3 Italian Sausages
1 Can tomato paste
1 *oz can garlic tomato sauce
1 *oz can Roasted Tomato and Garlic tomato sauce
1/2 tablespoon sucralose
Italian Seasoning to taste
Onion powder to taste
Couple of tablespoons of white wine
A little water or chicken broth to adjust thickness to taste
Brown sausages and then slice. Add sausages to the remaining ingredients and let bubble for an hour or so. Serve over pasta. We had whole wheat Rotini.
Dessert: Thaw and Eat Key Lime Pie. Bryan says he will eat a whole one while he participates in an online gaming binge on his X-Box. I would love to be able to stomach a whole Key Lime Pie, but I just can’t. I had trouble serving myself in the first place and dropped it on the table both times. Yes, I ate two slices. Can you blame me? It was Marie Callender’s.