The other day I had one of those days where I couldn't care less about dinner. Sometimes you just have those days where you get tired of having everybody else depend on you to feed them. And because I had been in Philly over the weekend, I had missed my big grocery shopping/prepping/cooking day, so I had nothing ready to go. D'oh!
I decided to do a quick dinner. Spaghetti and red sauce.
I cut the squash, length-wise, scooped out the seeds, and then placed it (face down) on a jelly roll pan. I put water in the pan to help with steaming the "noodles" and prevent them from being crunchy. Word to the wise: Do NOT put in more than 1-2 tbls of water. (I used about 1-2 inches without thinking) and it came out much too watery. The squash seemed to absorb most of the water, so the squash came out too mushy and even after trying to ring out the water, it was still too watery (see photo below) by the time I served it.
The tomato sauce was fairly good... rich and flavorful (incidentally, this is a sauce I've used for pizza).
One 12oz can of Tomato Paste
16-24 oz water (depending on how thick you like your sauce)
1 Tbls minced garlic
(all spices to taste)
You can add a bit of honey to sweeten if you like (I did not).
Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan, bring to boil, then let simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
The kids ate it, which is what's important, and I definitely learned to watch what I'm doing when cooking.
If you have a good "pasta" dish you enjoy, please share!