Guess where I went last night? Sweet Tomatoes!!! Yes it is deserving of 3 exclamation points because I never get the hubby to go to buffet-like places even if they are really healthy like ST. Verdict –> Meh Some parts were good, but it sort of was just another buffet like place where you are free to eat too much mediocre food. You live, you learn right?
And moving on to some recent eats…
Do you ever get bored of the same creations? Yeah, me too. But I’m a sucker for being able to easily mix things together and have a delicious meal or treat result.
Enter Mexi Spaghetti Squash:
How to make spaghetti squash (Shanna-style): wash outside of squash (so when you cut it, bacteria doesn’t get in); stab it multiple times (maybe 12) all around using large knife and going in 1/2”. Pop in microwave and cook in 4 minute increments rotating lengthwise after each increment. When you can push the flesh in with your thumb, it’s done! A large squash will take about 14 minutes. After about 10 minutes of cooling, I cut in half, remove the seeds/gunk and spaghetti away. EASY!
As for the Mexi flair, any ol’ mixings will do. I used 2 green bell peppers, one small yellow onion, a can of roasted diced tomatoes, a can of (rinsed) black beans, some fajita seasoning and the salsa of your choice.
Saute the green peppers and onions in 1+ tbsp EVOO along with your fajita seasoning for 10 minutes. Add your tomatoes and beans, followed by your salsa. Let simmer at low heat (while your squash is cooking).
Serve with tapatio sauce and some chips!
And for a treat, Candy Corn Cookies:
And because I’ve been wanting an excuse to dig into my 2nd bag of candy corns of the season, I figured I could bake with them. I used the original Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe as my base – minor changes, like adding in a dash of cinnamon, omitting the nuts, and halving the chocolate chips.
The special ingredient was 1 cup of candy corns cut in half.
The result is a tasty classic recipe jazzed up with a bit of Fall-lovin’
How do you jazz up your recipes?
What do you top your spaghetti squash with?
Do you love candy corn as much as I do?