I tried something new tonight! I try lots of new recipes, but usually stick with ingredients I know what to do with and am familiar with how they'll taste. But spaghetti squash was something I had always wondered about but figured I would mess it up. Let me tell you, it's almost foolproof and yummy!
I searched for awhile for instructions just on how to cook it. I found this article which was very helpful. I wanted to go the quicker route, as I went shopping after work and was starving by the time I got home for dinner. To be honest, cutting the squash lengthwise before cooking it was extremely difficult. I had to use some muscle power and didn't exactly cut it evenly, but it worked just fine after a few tries (and if you don't mind the uneven halves). I microwaved it cut side down on a plate, with plastic wrap across the plate. I cooked it 9 minutes, and that seemed to work.
The result? Delicious! It's so similar to pasta, with twice the nutritional benefits and half the calories and carbs. I can't wait to try spaghetti squash with other toppings! It's a little sweeter than pasta, but would probably change flavor based on what you serve it with. Maybe just a dash more of salt and pepper would do the trick.
Here it is! My spaghetti squash creation! Hope you all try something new today, too!