Every Monday, I hang out with Ms. Mollie Hannah. Typically – we knock out three miles and then indulge in some Tin Drum…AKA Heaven. Last night, however, we switched things up! I’ve had a spaghetti squash staring at me, begging me, relentlessly, to be cooked so I finally gave in last night. We made up a random dish and it was so yummy! Here’s how it went:
Get your spaghetti squash baking after cutting in half and putting it face down in a pan with water, an idea from my lovely co blogger in an attempt to decrease olive oil consumption.
Mollie and I let it bake for 49 minutes (yes, exactly) on 400 degrees. Whilst that was working in the oven, Mollie made a pesto sauce from what we had on hand in the MegBek household.
Fresh garlic, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, fresh cilantro and olive oil all went in the mix.
Whisking away… 🙂
And once that was finished, we opted to do a circuit instead of a run. It was ROUGH.
While we sweat it out, The Senator chose to be a lazy bum and watch us work – he gave himself a front row seat.
The spaghetti squash was close to ready once we finished the circuit, so I sautéed some mushrooms to add some extra flavor to our dish.
Then it was time to remove the squash from the oven. Once it comes out – it just needs a little attention before it’s ready to eat. You have to take a fork and scrape the insides out of it. That’s how you get the ‘spaghetti’.
Come to me, spaghetti ‘noodles’!
All we did was transfer the goods to a plate, top it off with our home made pesto + sautéed mushrooms and it was ready to go!
Ah, yes, we also added some goat cheese to give it a creamy texture and richer flavor. It worked!
You know how I know for sure that it was a success? This picky girl, Mollie, GENUINELY enjoyed it. Therefore, it was good.
With all that scrumptiousness in my belly, I decided to go to bed early in favor of an early morning workout. I got up at 5:30 am and knocked out 10 miles on the bike. It’s not exactly what my favorite activity is but I’m trying to have low impact on my legs (injury prevention).
With my cool down, I hit almost 11 miles. Yipee! I wish I had a real bike… Soon enough… 🙂