Well it’s official. I have a serious love for squash. Also, I’m still unemployed so I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen and these two factors have resulted in some pretty tasty meals (if I do say so myself). Unbeknownst to me, Clayton doesn’t normally like squash so either he’s lying when he says he likes it or I may be turning him into a
fellow squash-lover foodie-who-is-open-to-trying-squash-occasionally.
TWICE BAKED BUTTERNUT SQUASH
From: Naturally Ella
This beauty kicked off squash season and was surprisingly easy to make. I like my recipes simple and straight-forward – see my Pinterest post for more examples.
Twice baked for twice the taste. This turned out to be incredibly rich tasting and maybe it’s the carnivore in me but I was missing some sort of meat-pairing. We originally served it with just a side salad but if we make it again we’re definitely grilling steaks to pair with it.
SPAGHETTI SQUASH SAUSAGE LASAGNA BOATS
From: Skinny Taste
Clayton filled his plate, sampled a taste and said, “I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t excited for this one. This definitely not something I would pick off a recipe list but surprisingly, it’s really good.” Mind you, he’d probably eat it all without complaint even if he didn’t like it. He’s a good man.
I’ve tried spaghetti squash as a spaghetti substitute before but I think this is better. One tip: cook the spaghetti squash beforehand to avoid spending 2+ hours in the kitchen like myself. However, it’s WELL WORTH THE TIME.
SHRIMP SCAMPI WITH ZUCCHINI NOODLES
From: Just A Taste
We haven’t actually tired this recipe yet, but I bought a spiral vegetable cutter the other day and am dying to try it. It’s the little things in life, you know. This one may push the envelope a little too far – so we’ll have wheat pasta on hand as a back-up but I have faith.
Unemployment is bad for my stir-crazy personality but has been pretty beneficial for my cooking skills. Good news though, I had an interview today and am hopeful to rejoin the ranks in the working world soon. Until then, I’m thinking of starting a @squashspo Instagram account #squashlife — kidding. Bare with me, my sense of humor is also taking a hit from being unemployed (somedays, Clayton is the only person I talk to). Check out @squatspo on Insta for reference to my tacky joke above.