Spaghetti Squash and Sunshine

I am curious to know how other bloggers photograph food. Unfortunatly, I don’t have windows or natural light in my kitchen so I am stuck bringing all of my food and supplies out onto the living room floor by our patio window just to get some semi-decent shots. I wish people could see how silly this is. I should have my husband take a picture of me the next time I do this. My cooking takes twice as long because I am back and forth throughout our home trying to not only cook in the living room… but make the living room look like a kitchen. Today I decided to drag our kitchen table over by the window so that we could eat in the sunshine. I must say, it was quite lovely. My dream home will have lots of windows in the kitchen and dining room.
Just in case you didn’t read my previous blog post… my husband and I are trying one new and unique fruit and vegetable each week. This week our new fruit was the honey rock melon and our vegetable was the Spaghetti Squash. Both of us were really, really excited to try this… but I have to admit I was a little nervous because I wasn’t quite sure how to cook it. I had recieved a few suggestions and read several recipes and threw together more of a traditional tasting (meat and red sauce) spaghetti. We loved the way it turned out!

It was actually really, really difficult to cut into this thing!

Just like a pumpkin on the inside! I had no idea.

Scoop out all of the goopy stuff…

Rub inside with olive oil and seasonings. I used garlic powder and pepper.
Then put your squash face down on a pan and bake in the oven at 375 for 35 minutes.

After you remove your squash from the oven, take a fork and start fluffing up the squash from the ouside edges toward the center.
This was the most exciting part. It really DOES look like spaghetti!
Then I topped the squash with cooked ground beef, pasta sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan and put the squash back in the oven for another 20 minutes.

Yum, Yum! Also, I can’t tell you enough how great it was to have dinner in natural light. It makes SUCH a big difference.
Look at our cute little table! 🙂

Oh, and I love my husband’s expression in the photo below.
This is the typical “Are you still taking pictures? Can I eat now?”

Anyway, I love our little life.
I am so very blessed.

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