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When the Hubby's Away, Spaghetti Squash Makes Its Way!

by Courtney on May 11, 2010

After work today, I had to make a quick pit-stop to take advantage of a certain free iced beverage. ;)

I’m wondering…was free iced coffee day only at certain Dunkin Donuts stores???  When I stopped into mine, the guy working at the register looked at me like I had 5 heads when I asked what size was included in the free iced coffee.  There was nothing advertised in the store, and the other person working didn’t know about it either?  Lucky for me, he didn’t much care either way, and I walked out with a FREE medium iced coffee! :-D  I guess it’s my lucky day!

I was really excited to come home and cook tonight’s dinner.  When I found out that hubby was going to be away, I knew it would give me the perfect opportunity to cook my Spaghetti Squash! :-P  Jay can’t really get past the idea of substituting squash for pasta, but I sure can. ;)

I started by cutting the squash in half (Jay really would have been handy for this part…that was TOUGH) and then scooped out all the seeds and “gook”.  The smell of the “gook” reminded me of Halloween & carving pumpkins. :)

After scooping out the insides, I placed both halves, ream side up, on a roasting pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Then I popped them into a 375 degree oven for about 35 minutes.  After giving them a few minutes to cool, it was time to start shreddin’! ;)

I am going to have A LOT of leftovers…perhaps my lunch for tomorrow??

After shreddin’ both halves of the squash, I took my portion and started loadin’ on the toppings!

I topped my spaghetti squash with some Newman’s Own Marinara, ricotta cheese, a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, some of my roasted veggies from last night, and a small dollop of pesto.

After taking some pretty photos, it was time to get sloppy. ;)

This ended up being a pretty decent sized bowl, but I ate every last bite.  All the flavors of the cheeses, sauce, the pesto, and the veggies came together perfectly.  If you haven’t tried roasting a spaghetti squash, you definitely need to! :)

So I’m not really looking forward to this evening…I have my first softball game of the season (which I’m super excited for) BUT it’s going to be SO COLD!!  The game doesn’t start until 8pm, and the temps are only supposed to be in the mid to low 40s.  Not ideal conditions for the girl with raynaud’s disease…YIKES!  I made sure to break out these bad boys…

I’m well stocked on hand and foot warmers…once word got out on my chilly extremities, they became perfect stocking stuffers ;)  Hopefully these, along with numerous layers of pants, shirts, sweatshirts, and anything else I can find will do the trick…keep your (warm) fingers crossed for me! :)

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1 lisaou11 May 11, 2010 at 6:41 pm

mmm spaghetti squash is ALWAYS good!

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2 littlemisspotato May 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Smart girl thinking ahead for the game. Hope you have a great time!

One of these days I’ll get around to making SS. It does look very yummy.

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3 Courtney May 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Yes, luckily I didn’t need them, but it sure was FREEZING! But hey, we won, so it’s ok :-D

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4 Gabby May 12, 2010 at 11:14 am

I absolutely LOVE spaghetti squash in place of pasta. You don’t even realize its squash when you are eating it. Your dinner looked delish!

Speaking of dinner, can we get together soon? Me, you and Wendy?

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5 Courtney May 12, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Let’s do it SOON! Maybe next week? We’ll compare schedules :)

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6 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices May 12, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Craig is the same as Jay- he can’t take the substitution, but I love it!! I either have to make it when he isn’t home as well, or make an extra pot of pasta for him.
And I read online that not every store was offering free coffee from DD- it was kind of strange- like just the DD stores in the Mid-Atlantic-..so I don’t know where exactly they were offering it- I didn’t stop into mine.

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7 Courtney May 12, 2010 at 8:02 pm

That’s so strange…I definitely think that my DD was NOT participating! Haha, oh well, I still got my goodies :)

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8 Abigail April 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Hi! I stumbled onto your blog when I was looking at pictures of Raynaud’s, which I have a mild case of. I was trying to describe it to a friend who thinks she might have it, and I found your football game picture! Thanks for sharing your experiences! It’s an everyday part of our lives and I love the way you work it into your your blog.

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