I’m feeling a little bit like my life is in shambles right now, so I’m going to teach you how to make a healthy dinner in the microwave!
I’ve made spaghetti squash before, but I stuck it in the oven which takes foreeeever. I lack patience.
WAIT. I just looked up the last time I blogged about this mysterious vegetable, and it was right after I got into a massive car accident and totaled my car. The reference to my life being in shambles above? Got into a massive car accident this weekend and totaled my car.
WHAT THE WHAT?! I wasn’t going to talk about it but that is just plain weird.
I would like to defend myself by saying that I was not speeding, texting while driving, or doing any other reckless things. This winter is just an evil bitch with icy roads and a slushy disposition.
I don’t know what I mean by that.
Oh and this is after I sunk the majority of my tax return into getting new brakes and stuff last week. Solid 4 days of clean and easy braking! Not worth the money.
SQUASH. In the microwave! It’s a revelation!
Cut it in half the long way, and scoop out the seeds. Brush it with olive oil, and add some salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place both halves face down in a casserole dish. Microwave for 10-12 minutes (I did 12) and it’s DONE.
Normally you would let it cool a little before using the fork to create spaghetti strand magic, but I opted to wear oven mitts because I was just straight up starving.
While my squash was in the microwave, I sauteed some hot Italian turkey/chicken sausage on the stove until brown. I pulled it out, and cooked up half an onion in the “fat” (there isn’t much fat in poultry sausage). Once the squash is done, toss it with the sausage, onion, and some tomato sauce. I had some leftover of this 20 minute tomato sauce, but you could also use your favorite jarred sauce (gasp!).
Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese (or Parm from a can- gasp!) and serve.
This stuff is pretty amazing leftover as well. I promise.
Now I feel like I should keep track of other foods that may or may not be associated with traumatic life events. I’ll be sure to let you know.