You know how I know it’s almost fall? Squash.
I’m not talkin about the squash in the grocery store. The ones that arrived the day after Labor Day. I’m talking about the ones I saw at my local farmers market. The ones grown by the older couple that are always so sweet and love making sure I know that everything was picked that morning.
Yeah. We totally inhaled it for dinner, that night.
Now, as I mentioned earlier, I am merely a moderately good cook. I will post recipes from time to time, but more likely I’ll post something that is more of a food guide. We’re going to call these your Food Muse.
I literally just cut up what I had on hand. A couple handfuls of cherry tomatoes, an orange pepper, sausage, and basil from the garden. I tossed that with some olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper.
Cook your squash however you’re comfortable.
I cut mine in half. (aka, shove a knife in it, get the knife stuck, then call Hubby in to get the knife out and finish the cutting process)
Brush with some olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Put the squash, cut side down, in a baking dish with about 1/2 inch of water.
Then bake for about 45 minutes at 400.
Scoop out the “noodles” and toss with everything else.
Then I poured it all back into the shell and topped with cheese.
Now, halfway through this process, I realized I didn’t have mozzarella. What!?! I kinda freaked out. The only cheese I had on hand was a block of sharp cheddar.
I popped the suckers back in the oven for about 5 minutes and prayed that it would taste OK with cheddar.
It was Amazing!!! Gotta love the happy accidents!
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