Wednesday, October 28
Adventures With Spaghetti Squash
This is my first recipe/cooking post from my new kitchen, and I could not be more excited! The kitchen in our last house was very small and very outdated, so cooking my first meal in this beautiful, open kitchen was an absolute delight. Oh! And this was my very first time cooking spaghetti squash! I've always meant to try it, but for some reason it has taken me a lot of years to actually attempt it. Maybe it was fear of the unknown? Laziness? Who knows. This particular recipe came from Blue Apron, and I have to admit, it was nice to have a helping hand with something brand new to me. If you remember from my other Blue Apron posts, they send a refrigerated box of fresh ingredients and step-by-step cooking instructions right to your doorstep. I've been pushed out of my cooking comfort zone many times using their services, and I love it! Here's how my first experience with making roasted spaghetti squash went down:
Here are the pretty components that came in my delivery. Swoon.
I began by prepping my ingredients-- washing and chopping veggies, and preheating the oven for the squash.
After I cut the squash in half, it went in the oven to roast while I started the sauce on the stove. Fresh garlic, onion, mushrooms, and oregano were the first things to go in.
The aroma from this filled my whole house. Oh my goodness. The smell of home-cooked meals wafting through the house is one of my very favorite things.
When the squash was finished roasting, I scooped out the pulp and removed the outer shell. I threw the meat in a pan with some water and a little butter, and then cooked it a little longer until it was ready!
This meal was one of my very favorites! This was from the two person meal plan, but it was so filling that we ended up having extra and I got to have it for lunch the next day! I'm already planning all the different ways I want to try preparing spaghetti squash. So good!
I'm definitely looking forward to trying more recipes next month. I'm especially interested in the whole wheat linguine with kale, red walnuts, and percorino cheese and the mole-mushroom tacos. I'm so ready to get back into the swing of cooking this fall and winter! It's one of the things Johnny and I have been most excited about in our new home.
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Happy cooking, friends!! xo.