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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Spaghetti? Squash?

Alright, what is it really?
Yes, it would be the spaghetti squash.
Strange veggie that I have somehow never tried.
Now, Daddio is skeptical of all things squash.
(He doesn't even like pumpkin pie! Crazy!)
So, needless to say, he was a little leery.
He's is a good sport, though. and agreed to go on my squash adventure with me.

Cut open, it does resemble our pumpkin friend.

Get busy scraping out those seeds and other gooey stringy, whatever that is.

The recipe that I'm going to send you to, at the bottom of the blog, calls for feta cheese.
Well, I had some herbed creamy goat cheese that I wanted to use up, so there you go.

Chop tomatoes, and green onion.
Recipe calls for regular onion, but I want green.
You know how I am.

Once again, the recipe just calls for basil.
But my friend above seemed to be calling.
Remember the Spice Market that sets up a booth at the farmers market?
Love this stuff.
It has a little crushed red pepper, that spices up all things.

Add the black olives to the cheese mixture.

Saute the tomatoes and onions in a little oil.

In the meantime, the squash goes in the oven, in a pan with an inch of water.

Now, here is the really weird and crazy part.
I have heard of this squash, but never met it in person.
It really does come out of there looking like spaghetti.
Look at it!

Scrape out squash halves and add to the cheese mixture.

Add the sauteed veggies.

Mix it up!

To find the recipe and a printable version click on the link below.

(Key Ingredient can also be found as an i-phone, i-pad app.)

This was a pretty good side dish.
However, the next day, I put all the leftovers in a baking dish.
Poured spaghetti sauce over the top and sprinkled cheese over that.
Baked at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes and that was really tasty.
Try it, even Daddio liked it, squash hater that he is.