As I write this most of the world is under stay at home orders to avoid spreading the coronavirus. We’re only going out for essentials like food or medicine but even then I’m going to try and avoid it if possible. I had a pretty good food supply in the freezer and pantry so I’ve been cooking up some tasty meals so far… we’ll see what happens in a couple of weeks it might be another story. I do have a couple of mysterious packages in the back of the freezer it might come to using those. Well… we could have a contest to guess what it is. LOL.
Last night’s quarantine kitchen meal was a layered Spaghetti Squash Lasagna type situation. It was delicious and I’m looking forward to lunch leftovers. I’ll try and post a few ideas in case people need some inspiration. You can also check out my Pinterest page.
1 Spaghetti Squash, cooked
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
3/4 to 1 cup Tomato Sauce (I used storebought Rao’s Tomato Basil)
1 cup Ricotta Cheese (I used whole milk)
1 Egg, beaten
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon Basil
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
a few twists of Black Pepper
1/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
Half and deseed the spaghetti squash. OVEN: Place open end down on a Pyrex baking dish, pour 1/4 cup of water in dish. Cover with foil. Bake in a 400-degree oven for about 40 minutes or MICROWAVE: Place open end down on a Pyrex baking dish, pour 1/4 cup of water in dish and microwave for 15 minutes or so. You want a fork to insert easily. Allow to cool slightly. Use two forks to shred the flesh of the cooked squash into “spaghetti.” Add salt and pepper to taste, 1/2 teaspoon of oregano. Spread evenly in a deep-dish pie plate or casserole dish.
Spread tomato sauce on top evenly. Mix together remaining ingredients (except Mozzarella) till well combined and spread evenly over the tomato sauce layer. Top with Mozzarella. Place in a 400-degree oven for 30 minutes. I broil the top for about 2 minutes more to get little golden brown cheese spots.
Hope you and everyone you love is healthy and stays that way. Chat soon.