I discovered spaghetti squash (really good spaghetti squash) at Old Spaghetti Factory about a month ago. I was feeling brave and ordered something new in an effort to not get an over-indulgent pasta dish. It was definitely a winner. I had heard of it before, and even tried it before, but I never remembered it tasting as good as it was at Old Spaghetti Factory. After that meal, I was determined to learn how to cook it myself. From what I heard from Cody’s mom, it’s incredibly easy. So at the grocery store the other day, I picked up a spaghetti squash to try it out this week. I let Cody try some of my squash at the restaurant, and he said it was “alright” but that he preferred real spaghetti. Fair enough. He is a guy that can afford the “extras” that come along with real pasta. So I decided to make a “his” and “her” meal for tonight, but it was quite a simple one. We essentially had the same meal, but just different “versions” of it. I made some spaghetti squash for my “noodles” and boiled some real pasta for his noodles. I discovered for myself this evening just how easy spaghetti squash is to make.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cut squash in half and discard pulp and seeds
Place face down in baking dish
Bake for about 40 minutes
Turn over squash and bake for another 5 minutes
Flake out inside of squash with fork
Enjoy with sauce, seasoning, or use in a soup (I made traditional tomato spaghetti sauce for tonight.)
Easy breezy! Not only that, but the spaghetti squash helps get in your servings of veggies while being low in calories, fat, and carbs. I’d say it’s a definite keeper if you ask me! Throw a little salt and some sauce on there, and it makes a great spaghetti dish! I boiled up some whole wheat spaghetti for Cody, and we were both happy eaters. I added some broccoli and whole wheat garlic bread to the mix, and it was perfecto!
After dinner, we decided to go on our normal routined walk with the pups around the neighborhood. I always love our daily walks. They allow Cody and I to catch up on life together, and we always end up having some good convos. Ryan and Molly LOVE our walks too.
Cody always walks Ryan…
It looks like we just got our walk in before a storm is about to roll in. I hear lots of wind blowing and see some dark clouds out there. I didn’t know Utah had “monsoon season” like Arizona does, but apparently this year it does. Maybe we brought it with us?? I’d be happy without it, but I’m just glad it’s not nearly as hot as the good ol’ AZ. Good night friends!