My Day “Off” and Yummy Spaghetti Squash

You know that you are a Homemaker when you look forward to a day off as a day to get things done around the house! Since my main job (as a Tour Guide) is seasonal I make it a point to work when I can. When off-peak season rolls around I get scheduled very minimally. Of course I would love to be making extra money. But fortunately we are at a place where the occasional lulls don’t hurt us. So I can take those days off to get stuff done around the house!

When I work 5 days a week it is a challenge to get the laundry, grocery shopping, meal prep, and cleaning done. I really try to make the weekends my time to relax and spend time with my husband. So I like to get things done during the week as much as possible.

It had been a while since I made my big trip to Costco for our poultry stash.I often get it from Costco to save money. I will get a big bag of boneless skinless chicken breasts and a 4 pack of ground turkey. This will usually last us a month or so.

When I was at Costco I found some spaghetti squash which I have been intending to try for a while. I wasn’t sure how to make it but I looked around on Youtube and found out that it was pretty easy to make. The hardest part was cutting into the squash. That squash was hard! Here are the results.

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Baked Chicken and Garlic Naan.

 

The squash was pretty yummy. On the first day it was a little more runny than I would like. It didn’t taste too much like pasta, but it was acceptable. On the second day I reheated it in the oven without covering it. This helped to draw out the additional moisture which gave it a more pasta like texture.

Here’s how you can make this for yourself:

Ingredients:

1 large Spaghetti Squash

Coconut or Oil

Jar or Homemade Marinara Sauce

Cheese (optional)

Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and 21 seasoning salute

Directions:

Preheat oven at 400 degrees

Cut the end off squash to make it stable to cut in half.

Use a large sharp knife and rock it back and forth to cut squash in half.

Scoop out seeds from the middle of the squash. (Feel free to clean, save, and roast the seeds.)

Drizzle with olive

Season to taste

Place cut side on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or foil

Bake for 35-40 minutes until tender

Once the squash is done let it cool enough to handle

Once cooled, use a fork to gently scrape the flesh out then place on the plate

Cover with warm marinara sauce and cheese

Pair with meat of choice (or no meat is good too!)

The chicken pictured here was drizzled with oil and seasoned with the same seasonings as above. Bake covered in the same oven with the squash. Then uncover and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes to brown.

The naan was a frozen naan from Trader Joes.

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About Angela

I am a working homemaker and soon-to-be mom, striving to create an eco-aware environment. My goal is to show people how the average person incorporates small, practical changes to cause a big impact on your life and our environment.
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