Happy Christmas Eve!!
What are your plans for the day/evening?
I went for a quick 4-mile run this morning within a half an hour of waking up.
After that, I enjoyed some ABC French Toast.
A = almond butter
B = banana
C = chia seeds
I also added some shredded coconut and pure maple syrup.
Up until this winter, I had never cooked squash before.
My first squash cooking experience was with a butternut squash that I made into Butternut Squash Soup; it turned out very delectable!
Yesterday, I overcame my fear of cooking spaghetti squash. I had never heard of spaghetti squash until reading blogs this fall, but ever since seeing it, I was very intrigued!
I followed this step-by-step process.
I started by rising the squash.
I then used a sharp knife to cut the squash in half.
The two halves.
Next I scooped out all the pulp and seeds with a spoon.
Here’s what it looked like when I was done.
I then sprayed both halves with extra virgin olive oil.
(This isn’t necessary, but the directions I was following suggested doing it. I didn’t use very much olive oil.)
I also sprinkled some salt and pepper on.
I then inverted them on a baking sheet. And baked them at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.
After coming out of the oven.
To make sure it is done baking, a knife should slice through the skin and membrane easily.
In order to make the “spaghetti,” I took a fork and started pulling the pulp away from the skin.
I continued working all the way around the edges, pulling and “fluffing” the strands of “spaghetti.”
As you can see, the squash comes off the skin very easily.
Transfer all of the squash into a container, and you have your spaghetti squash!
I used a bunch of leftovers to make a hearty, vegetable-filled topping for the spaghetti squash.
I started by sauteing chopped onions and mushrooms; then threw in some garlic.
I then added canned diced tomatoes, black beans, and chopped frozen spinach.
I don’t remember the exact seasonings I used, but they contained: thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper.
I was very impressed with myself for not following a recipe, and it tasted good!
Have a very merry and blessed Christmas!!