Monday, October 29, 2012

Cooking everything in sight

Today in preparation for possible power outages i cooked and cooked and cooked so that fridge would be full of food that i could eat cold, just in case.
Mostly it was standbys like roasted sweet potatoes, chicken noodles and spicy ricey, but i did have a spaghetti squash that i bought last week and haven't cooked yet out of fear.
I love to try new things, but am sometimes hesitant; i'm sure many of you might recall that asparagus mocked me for a few months before i was able to conquer and consume it.
Everyone has always said that it is super easy to do spaghetti squash and i was delighted to find out that it is true. Slice it in half, scoop out the seeds and icky pulp; bake it face down in a 375 degree oven for 30-45 minutes depending on the size of your squash. The hardest part was holding onto the cooked squash to rake it with a fork; the flesh easily became pasta-like strands.
I wanted something that would taste okay cold if i don't have power tomorrow so i went with a simple butter, Parmesan, cracked pepper treatment and then topped it with sausage and caramelized onions.
It was really yummy.
There are no pictures however because no lie it looks kinda like yellow worms.
If you haven't believed the hype and have avoided trying this easy pasta substitute i am here to tell you it is all true. It's cheap, easy and tasty.
I promise.

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