It's been a whole month since my last post.
How the time does fly.
However, this does not mean that I haven't been in the kitchen. Actually, at times, I feel like I'm always in the kitchen (which would be great, had I only a bit more time and motivation during the week).
I will say though, despite all the monotonous, thankless dishwashing... I have discovered some new favorites (and re-discovered a few others).
I have really come around to embrace the Spaghetti Squash as my new 'filler'. Even though it isn't anything that you could fool anyone into thinking is actually pasta, with the right pairing... it's actually quite delicious. And doesn't leave you feeling at all the way that actual pasta does afterward.
Not very promising, if you ask me.
But, once you drizzle it really well with some good olive oil and sprinkle it with whatever seasonings you prefer... I had only used sea salt and ground pepper on the previous ones, but this time, knowing I was going Italian with it, I doused it with some good Italian seasonings... Looking better already!
And after another round or two of pairing it up with chicken stew...
(So simple to reheat - Get some olive oil heated up really good, throw the leftover squash in, begin to brown it up some, throw a little more seasoning on it, then take it all to one side and throw in your stew (or whatever) right next to it, let both heat up good - Then, toss it all together and throw a little cheese on top. Once it's good and melted, remove from heat, plate up and enjoy!)
I finally tried it with actual spaghetti! :)
And it was good!
And, I mean, how stinkin' cute is that. It even serves as its own little bowl.