Oh spaghetti squash, how I love thee?! We actually grew some spaghetti squash in our garden this year and I was waiting and hoping to use it in a recipe. Last night I decided to make a buttery, garlic spaghetti squash, based off a pin I found. It was from a website called LiveLovePasta. I haven’t done much surfing of this blog yet, but I’m sure I can find some more interesting recipes on it.
I made way too much spaghetti squash last night, so we have tons left over! I used only about 1/3 of the amount I cooked for dinner last night and the rest is in the fridge waiting to be put into another recipe. When I cooked the spaghetti squash I boiled it instead of roasting it in the oven. Something I learned from watching “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” when they made Spaghetti Squash Marinara (Episode “A Little Twisted” when he goes to an Italian Diner called The Pit Stop in Merrick, NY–see link below). I changed up the ingredients a little bit for my husband who is allergic to milk and butter. She used garlic cloves, butter, fresh parsley, fresh basil, and parmesan cheese. I used vegan soy butter, garlic cloves, parsley flakes, basil spice, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. We cut out the cheese, even though we have vegan (non-dairy) cheese–it just didn’t seem right to bog down a garden fresh squash with cheese! Also, if I had the time I think I would have gone out to get fresh parsley and basil instead of the dried spices. I saved the little spaghetti squash shells, since it always looks fancy and it’s more fun to eat out of the shells! I also heated up some left over green beans and garlic mashed potatoes that we had in the fridge for side dishes. It ended up being a really good meal and I was happy with it overall. Also, my husband really liked it—huge PLUS!
This is the picture from LiveLovePasta of the spaghetti squash, YUM!!
Here is the link to my pin on Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/pin/331856322/
Here is the link to the Blog LiveLovePasta (http://www.livelovepasta.com)
Here is the link to a blog for Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives that has the episode with the Spaghetti Squash Marinara recipe which I have made (http://dinersdrive-insanddives.blogspot.com/2011/01/little-twisted-dv1105h.html)