|Who does this?|
|Shut up, Yoda.|
I decided to attempt to make spaghetti squash this evening. I know, right? I mean, sometimes I forget how to even get to the kitchen, I make things so rarely. I'm like a college aged male bachelor when it comes to all things domestic. But all of the cool kids are eating spaghetti squash these days, so I decided to jump on the cool bus.
|Hey, there's my ride!|
|I recommend using the biggest knives ever for this task.|
|This is what I imagine doing when I find coffee pots empty.|
Having never made spaghetti squash before, I first thought maybe the strands inside are what you eat as "spaghetti". But then I remembered that I read somewhere that you scape the seeds and strands out before you bake it.
|I briefly considered baking the seeds to see if they tasted |
like pumpkin seeds, but then I remembered I'm lazy.
Lesson #1: It tastes better if it's really, really cooked. After 45 minutes, it was still a little too "crunchy" for my liking so I cooked it until the edges were more caramelized, which ended up being over an hour.
After the edges are brown, use a fork to scrape the sides to create "noodles".
Lesson #2: It's a good idea to drain the strands or put them on a paper towel to absorb moisture instead of putting it directly into a bowl. Otherwise, it will be watery at the bottom like spaghetti noodles that are not allowed to drain in a colander.
So there you have it. The beginnings of a delicious paleo meal...until you dump Ragu on it like I did. Not so paleo then. But delicious. Next time, maybe I'll use a better sauce but I'm going with baby steps here.
|What did you expect? I'm no Martha Stewart. |
I'm lucky I didn't burn my house down.
In other news, remember when Tara and I did that 12-12-12 Virtual Race? My medal came today!
Pretty cool for a race that cost me $12.12. And the medal is cute. Check out her Facebook page if you want to get in on one of her races.