Squash This x 2

November 1, 2012 at 11:13 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

I know I recently posted about my forays into the world of spaghetti squash and I made another, better meal last night that I had to share.  In my previous attempt, I simply added some olive oil, spices and some random veggies and called it a meal.

Look what I can do!

It was good but last night I was in the mood for something a bit more hearty.  Scott had class so he wasn’t around but a good friend of mine came over as I got busy in the kitchen.  Since Scott had been nice enough to slice the squash in half lengthwise before he left for the night, all I needed to do was remove the seeds (which I did after taking the squash from the oven last time…I highly recommend removing the seeds before cooking, since it saved me from burning the prints off my fingers…again), put some tin foil on a baking sheet, add a bit of olive oil and pepper and place them face down in the oven for about 40 minutes (at 350 degrees).  Once they were tender, I scooped out those insides and put it all into a big pot while I simmered marinara sauce and sauteed some garlic along with diced broccoli and carrots.  I also put a package of veggie meatballs in the oven so everything was finished cooking at roughly the same time.  I then tossed it all together, added some feta cheese and voila!  A healthy, nutritious and delicious Halloween dinner.

It was fairly quick and very easy, plus those squashes produce so much…squash…that it fed both of us and Scott when he got home, while leaving probably two more meals worth of leftovers as well.  Not bad for a gourd that costs less than $2.  I kind of enjoy this whole cooking thing when it’s this simple and tasty so I’ll likely make this dish again pretty soon.  After I enjoy those leftovers for dinner tonight, of course!

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