I made spaghetti squash for supper tonight for the 1st time. I didn't think I'd like it but, it was good! The rest of the family even complemented it! That was a nice surprise!
To make it, I cut it in half the long way, scooped out the seeds and scraped the stringy stuff out, put the squash on a baking sheet and baked at 350º till done. You can tell it's done by poking it with a fork and if it's soft enough put the fork in easily, it's done.
While that was baking, I browned up a pound of hamburger, added some white tomato sauce I made last fall from our garden tomatoes. Grated a couple ounces or so of mozzarella cheese, and sauteed half an onion and several garlic cloves.
Then I took the squash, when it was done, and let it cool for a few minutes so I could handle it. Then took a fork and shredded it out of the shell to make a spaghetti like pile on each plate. Put the sauce/hamburger mix on top, a bit of the garlic and onions and sprinkled some mozzarella cheese.
Can't say that it tasted like spaghetti made from wheat, but it wasn't supposed to. It's really good, tho. And for those sensitive to wheat, like our daughter, it's safe. She ate it with no problem and it was very filling! I will have to see if I can get some seeds for it so I can try to grow some.
Son came in awhile ago telling us to come outside quick so that we could hear the wolves howling in the distance toward the wilderness area. What a sound! They echo down the canyon so it's hard to say how far away they were but it didn't sound very close. Just close enough to hear and tell what they were. Our sled dogs didn't get too excited from the sound.. think that's because they came, originally, from a wolf rescue/sanctuary?
The dogs came into the house (yes our sled dogs come in the house) and one growled at another for seemingly no real reason other than just being bossy. So, son, stood up, picked him up cradling him in his arms with the dog's belly facing up and the dog just looked at him absolutely bewildered. Gotta say it was a pretty funny expression on the dog's face. LOL. Son held him up like that for a minute or 2, then set him back down gently to his feet. His whole demeanor had changed! He didn't think he had to growl at anyone after that. It's a fairly easy way (if you're strong enough, careful enough, AND KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING WITH YOUR DOG!) to get the dog to understand who's in charge without bullying or being rough on the dog. This was our oldest son's idea and it's a good one so far!
And God bless