I recently discovered a wonderful substitution for the noodles: spaghetti squash.
To begin making tonight’s dinner I preheated the oven to 375 degrees and had Ryan cut the squash in half (it’s very tough, so be careful).
I removed the seeds and placed the squash face down on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
I let the squash bake for around 40 minutes, though you could bake it for a little less time if it’s a smaller squash. Once the squash was tender, I forked out the “spaghetti” strands.
This squash yielded a lot of “spaghetti.”
I placed a large amout of the squash in a bowl and topped it with roasted zucchini, squash, marinara, Morningstar Farms crumbles and Parmesan cheese.
Once I stirred it all up, it looked a lot less attractive, but tasted phenomenal!
I have a tendency to love disgusting-looking food. I think I get this from my dad. Our plates at Thanksgiving are utterly repulsive. We mix everything together: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas… the works!
I’ll never forget one of my first dinners at Ryan’s mom’s house. She served mashed potatoes with gravy and peas and I stirred mine all together. She said she knew I was “one of them” when I turned such an attractive meal into a plate of delicious mush! I guess this will be a tradition Ryan and I will continue together!
Question: What is your favorite nasty looking food?