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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Spaghetti Squash

When I was on a strict no rice/pasta streak, a friend suggested trying Spaghetti Squash! I never happened to find it at the supermarket though until last week! The sign said Spaghetti Squash and I brought it home, cut it in half...and was a little disappointed! I half expected it to be long strands of spaghetti shape squash inside but for all intents and purposes it looked like a solid nothing special squash!

I thought maybe I bought a butternut squash or some other squash! I looked up pictures of spaghetti squash and sure enough it was. Ok, since I forked over $5 for this, I gave it a try. Scooped out the seeds, baked it faced down in the oven (preheat 400F) for 30-40min. Put a fork into it and indeed, the strands of spaghetti squash came out with no effort! It's pretty cool actually.

I mixed it up with tomatoes and mushrooms and onion and olive oil and it turned out great. Definitely could see it as a substitute for spaghetti. But 10 portions later, I never wanted any squash again (3 days).

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