Last night on my way home from the gym I noticed a little someone who had snuck in my notebook.
What the? This tatted up Flat Kitty surprised me by showing up an a different day besides Friday. He reminded me that we had gone to Trader Joe’s last week in search of broccoli slaw (more than once) with no success.
Hmm… looks like being photogenic wasn’t a success either. I should really stop taking pictures of myself in the car.
Even with his tough guy image, we couldn’t convince any of the employees to explain to us what happened or tell us when it was coming back.
Last night I didn’t have any broccoli slaw. Flat Kitty, always one to look at the glass half full, reminded me I had a $4 spaghetti squash in the fridge.
So we made
Spaghetti Squash Marinara
1 spaghetti squash cooked and scraped out with a fork
1/2- 1 cup marinara sauce
garlic salt, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, Italian seasoning, dried oregano
optional vegetables: tomato, mushrooms, olives, spinach, fresh basil, etc.
Cut the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Poke holes in the skin with a knife or fork.
Bake the squash. (Baking directions below.)
Use a fork to scrap the cooked squash out in strings.
Spray a pan on the stove with nonstick spray. Add squash strings and seasoning. Cook for a few minutes until browned a little.
Add marinara sauce and heat for an additional couple of minutes.
The best part about this is that you get a ginormous bowl of “spaghetti” for about 250-300 calories (depending on the sauce or extra vegetables you use).
Here’s what I did:
I bake it two different ways. I either bake it in the oven at 375 for about 50 minutes face down on a baking pan sprayed with nonstick spray, or if I’m in a hurry, I steam it in the microwave for about 10 minutes.
Last night I was in a hurry (after teaching 4 classes in a row) and anxious to get the party started.
So we steamed it.
Then made our “noodles”.
Flat Kitty helped me cook it a little one the stove with all the seasonings.
Then I added the sauce and topped it with fresh basil. I had a cheese sandwich with Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Pane bread on the side.
Thanks for the help.
It was so weird having a “friend” to party with. Ha ha ha!
And well, because it was a special occasion and all (being the finale episode) I got bullied into having a yummy dessert.
I did NOT share. I tried to distract him by giving him a challenge to figure out what was different about Melissa’s face last night.
He was stumped. All in all it was a fun party though.
Have a great day! I have some REALLY great recipes to share later today or this week.
PB Balls, Crispie Treats, Protein Floats, Oh my!!!!!!!!