I have a smallish spaghetti squash (just about the right size for 2 people) sitting on the counter, waiting to be cooked. We had it with just butter, salt, pepper and garlic, as a side dish, at a friends home, and DH liked it. But when I fixed it at home, with spaghetti sauce, he and the grandson (who was living with us at the time,) turned their noses up.
I'm watching my carbs, so now, about 6 years later, I'm going to try it again.
My plan is to nuke it till done (pierce in several places with a knife, and set on a couple layers of paper towels...nuke until it feels slightly soft, about about 6-7 minutes per lb.) After it cools, I'll cut it open, scoop out the seeds, and then pull out the strands of "spaghetti" with a fork. While I'm doing that, I'll cook chopped onion, green and red pepper, and celery in nuke with a little bacon grease. Meanwhile, in a large pasta bowl, I'll toss it with a little olive oil, S&P, garlic, broccoli (left from last night,) canned diced tomatoes with juice, can of drained mushrooms, cooked ground beef from the freezer that says, "calzone filling," cooked onion mixture, and top with cheese. Then it will go in the oven until cheese is melted and bubbly.
I also have some nice fresh grape tomatoes that I need to use...what do y'all think about halving some of them and using as a garnish, or instead of canned ones?
Any suggestion, ideas?
We get by with a little help from our friends