Friday, November 19, 2010

spaghetti squash and meatballs

i made an amazing dinner last night. amazing. and i only took one photo, just now, of my leftovers. sorry.

so i made homemade meatballs first. easy. one pound of ground beef, half of a small onion (diced small), 1/2 cup bread crumbs, salt, pepper, one egg, 2T water. mix it all. form into balls and bake at 350 until done (20 minutes? 30 minutes?).

then i baked a spaghetti squash. there are so many ways to cook it if you look online-- but they all come to the same conclusion. cut it in half, put it face down, and bake or microwave. well, i found a better way to do it on the pioneer woman's blog. you just take the whole, intact squash, put it in the oven at 375 for an hour. that's it. then it's done, and it is so much easier to cut in half. scoop out the seeds, and use forks to shred. all the photos for that are on her website. sorry i didn't take any.

except for this amazing iphone photo of the leftovers.

i served the spaghetti squash (which, by the way, was still crunchy and amazing) with a few of the meatballs and some organic spaghetti sauce (thank to watching food, inc earlier in the day). also served with a side salad and red wine.

it was awesome.


LeLe said...

i love that "red wine" is one of your labels. Haha. I've been wanting to try spaghetti squash and I think I actually saw it first on Pioneer Woman's blog awhile back. I know it would be healthier than actually spaghetti noodles.

Anonymous said...

My kids love spaghetti squash. We have it with pizza seasoning, parm. cheese, olive oil and a little salt and pepper. Its good stuff!