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October 13, 2011

Spaghetti Squash your family will LOVE {recipe}

Feeding my two kids dinner can sometimes be a challenge, I have a pasta lover; Paige and one who dislikes it completely; Bryce.  Bryce likes almost all veggies and he's definitely a meat lover, so I crossed my fingers and hoped that this Spaghetti Squash would please both of the kiddos.

And you know what?  It did!

We didn't talk too much about it at the dinner table, I think Paige thought it was regular spaghetti.  But Farm Boy needs to know what's on the dinner menu by 3 p.m. on a daily basis, so when I told him we were having something that looks like spaghetti but wasn't pasta, he looked at me with a sceptical eye but didn't give me too much grief, thankfully. 

You can find Spaghetti Squash in your local grocery store right now, here's what it looks like if you haven't seen one before......















Here's what you do with it......cut it in half, lengthwise and remove seeds.

Place face down in a baking dish and add 3/4 cup of water.















Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until tender. 















Now for the fun part!  Scrape the inside with a fork and you end up with a shredded pile of spaghetti squash.
I serve mine with a meat sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese. SO good!


















A perfect one dish meal; veggies and meat all in one!

And if you forget these directions, the label stuck on the spaghetti squash gives you three different variations; baking, microwave and boil.


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