All kinds of squashes are appearing in the grocery stores now – yes it is really fall already. In the interests of not serving another side dish of green beans, broccoli, or cauliflower, I picked up a spaghetti squash (the one with the “thready” interior, like spaghetti).
I cut it in half, removed the seeds, and baked it cut side down in a roasting pan coated with olive oil at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes. When it was fork tender, I removed the threads from the shell and added a tablespoon of butter, a teaspoon of pure maple syrup, and salt to taste.
This was really, really good. Try it. I promise you will like it, unless you hate squash. Even if you THINK you hate squash, you may love it if you give it a try. This is your chance to show your risk-taker side, channel your inner adventurer, face danger head-on, and live on the edge . . . ! 🙂