spaghetti squash, where have you been all my life?

i have had “try spaghetti squash” on my to-do list for at least 3 years, but for some reason have never gotten around to it.


and man, have i been missing out! this stuff is awesome! even the fella gave it his seal of approval – which really says something.

to cook the squash, i cut it in half lengthwise, put it facing down in a baking dish with about half an inch of water, and baked at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. it came out perfectly – cooked completely but still a little crunchy. while it was cooling, i browned some ground beef and mixed in some prego. then i shredded the squash with a fork, poured the meat sauce over the “noodles” and topped with mozzarella. delicious, filling, and only 360 calories!

we only ate the “noodles” from one half of the squash, so i wrapped the rest in plastic wrap, put it in a ziploc, and put it in the freezer for an easy, quick dinner another night.


About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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