"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Vegetables
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-22-2006, 10:19 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 14
Anyone Else Love Spaghetti Squash?

In April planted some seeds from a spaghetti squash I had bought. The plants really took off supplying me for months with five pound squashes. Guess there were plenty of bees around. I ate them every day cooked different ways. They are so easy to cook in the microwave cut in half with just a dab of oil or butter.
I just finally today pulled out all my vines to make room for my new garden. I will plant them again when it gets cooler since they were easier to grow than zucchini here in Florida.
The funny part was they looked like a zucchini but were a spaghetti squash inside. They all were different colors.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	may21_01squash 33.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	39.4 KB
ID:	1634   Click image for larger version

Name:	may15_01squash plants 55 bee.jpg
Views:	138
Size:	21.9 KB
ID:	1635  

Click image for larger version

Name:	apr11_01spaghetti squash 44.jpg
Views:	140
Size:	86.4 KB
ID:	1636  

Sueanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2006, 12:01 AM   #2
Master Chef
SierraCook's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sierra Valley, Northern California, USA
Posts: 5,580

I like spaghetti squash, but don't eat it that often. I only like it baked with butter and brown sugar. Your plants look great. I wish I had room for a garden in my yard.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt
26th president of US (1858 - 1919)
SierraCook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2006, 04:46 AM   #3
Executive Chef
Piccolina's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 4,319
Send a message via AIM to Piccolina Send a message via MSN to Piccolina Send a message via Yahoo to Piccolina
Great pics, those look like beauts! I like it, especially baked with a generous dose of garlic, fresh herbs and a bit of parm cheese

"The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love, for those you are cooking for" ~ Sophia Loren
Piccolina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2006, 05:59 AM   #4
Head Chef
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Spain
Posts: 1,167
Well, I've learnt yet another thing off this site. Here in Catalonia you can buy "pastissets" (little pasties) with something described as "angel hair" inside. I've never seen the plant itself, but I guess it's this as the pastisset filling is obviously a squash or pumpkin of some kind. If it is the same thing, then as far as I know it's always used here as sweet filing in cakes of various kinds or cooked into a jam.

I'm not a great fan of pastissets - too sweet for my taste - but I bet spaghetti squash would be good as a side dish. How long do you do it in the microwave for? Roasted in the oven sounds delicious as well.
Snoop Puss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2006, 09:33 AM   #5
Master Chef
Constance's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
My husband and I like spaghetti squash, but have a hard time finding it. We like it with butter, garlic, S&P, a little Italian seasoning, and grated parmesan, but I hear it's good with spaghetti sauce also.
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2006, 10:59 AM   #6
Master Chef
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,803
For some reason I've never been able to warm up to Spaghetti Squash. I've tried it a couple of times, & each time - no matter how long or how I cook it - the strands always seem to come out too "crunchy" for my taste.
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2006, 11:06 AM   #7
Executive Chef
Half Baked's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,927
I like it, especially baked with a generous dose of garlic, fresh herbs and a bit of parm cheese
I have always used it as a sub for spaghetti and Piccolina's recipe. It has to have alot of butter/cheese and garlic, for me to eat it as a side dish.
Please spay and neuter your pets. The Animal Rescue Site
Half Baked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 01:26 PM   #8
Master Chef
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: E. Pa.
Posts: 8,281
I like spaghetti squash but I don't eat it that often . I like Spaghetti sauce on it with parmesan cheese.

LadyCook61 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.