Jan 7, 2010

The Tale of the Spaghetti Squash...

Well Folks... Here it is... The Famous Spaghetti Squash I posted about. Thanks to Bonnie (Chad's Lady Friend) for buying it for us to try. It was a sweet gesture and she was trying to help us out with our Pre Wedding, No Carb diet.... Up until the famous squash arrived at my house on Saturday, I had never even heard of such a thing! The Spaghetti Squash is a great alternative to pasta for those who are trying to live a low-carb lifestyle. BUT..prepare yourself, it is weird! As I was scooping out the stringy cooked squash, I was asking myself out loud... "Man, What was God thinking when he created this!?"

I did a little research online before cooking my Squash...and here's the recipe I tried...

Spaghetti Squash

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 6
1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
3 tablespoons sliced black olives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
2. Place spaghetti squash cut sides down on the prepared baking sheet, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a sharp knife can be inserted with only a little resistance. Remove squash from oven, and set aside to cool enough to be easily handled.
3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic, and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook only until tomatoes are warm.
4. Use a large spoon to scoop the stringy pulp from the squash, and place in a medium bowl. Toss with the sauteed vegetables, feta cheese, olives, and basil. Serve warm.

Overall: It was good.... just a little too weird for me. I mean your talking to a girl who grew up with eating squash one of two ways...either in a casserole or stewed down with onions! And I have to admit...I prefer that way MUCH better!

1 comment:

  1. I cant wait to try this-does sound weird, but always something I wanted to cook! Thank you for experimenting first! Look forward to what is to come :-)