Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bounty at the Farmer's Market - Cheap Dinner Idea *Spaghetti Squash*

Fall is right around the corner and I LOVE OUR LOCAL FARMER'S MARKET... Well, it is more like a parking lot where a few farmers gather once a week to sell their produce. Nothing too fancy, but man, it is cheap and GOOD! I also discovered that near the end of the day, after school pickup... they are practically giving stuff away, all the perfect produce has been picked over, and what is left may go to waste.. it is still all quite good.  Look what I scored for only $4.00:

I decided to make spaghetti squash tonight for dinner. I haven't ever done this  before, and it was very easy and satisfying. Here is what I did:

1. Pre-heat over to 450 degrees.
2. Cut large squash in half, remove seeds with a spoon, and place skin side down in a glass casserole dish. I brushed it with olive oil and seasoned lightly with salt and pepper.
3. Bake for 40 minutes. (It smelled great!)
4. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.
5. Shred the insides with a fork. (Extremely easy! It practically will fall apart and "look" like spaghetti!)
6. Heat up a jar of pasta sauce and combine with the squash.
7. Serve immediately, with Parmesan cheese.

This served five with left overs for tomorrow's lunches! Not bad for an easy dinner for very cheap... My husband hates squash but he actually liked this. And so did the kids. Will do it again!

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