Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dinner on the fly

Life is so busy...isn't it? We live in such an incredibly fast paced culture, it can be hard to catch up. I take great comfort in the small things I am able to do to drown out the crazy world outside my door. One of the small comforts (or great), is to provide a warm, healthy meal, that brings my family to the table. But, the reality is that we just don't feel like we always have the time to do that. It is always my goal to offer you recipes that are simple, heartwarming, and empowering....empowering? Yes, because as you expand your repertoire (ha ha big word), you will be empowered to silence your inner need to order out. Really, we all have that inner voice.
So, listen up, I was bored with just about everything that my fridge and pantry had to offer tonight. I also have of late needed to monitor my husband's cholesterol intake (which can glop up my creative juices a bit)- so, this is what I came up with. It was absolutely yummy delicious. So, try it...or else.

1 large spaghetti squash
3 Tablespoons butter/margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
Cut the squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Place cut side down in a greased baking dish; bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes or until the shell is pierced easily with a fork. Allow to cool slightly. In a bowl, use a fork to separate squash into strands, resembling spaghetti. Mix in the butter, salt and pepper.

3 chicken breasts,sauteed and sliced
1/4 cup of butter/margarine
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk/skim milk
3 Tablespoons onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
pinch nutmeg
1 cup frozen peas
In a saucepan with just a touch of olive oil, saute the garlic and the onion until translucent. Add the butter and melt. Next add the flour and cook for one minute. Slowly add the milk and stir over medium heat until smooth. stir in the Parmesan and seasonings and bring to a bubble. Add the sliced chicken and peas and serve over spaghetti squash.

P.S. What should I call it? The best I could come up with was Pseudo Alfredo and Chicken over Spaghetti Squash....doesn't sound all that great...does it?

1 comment:

Kelsey@inspirationthief said...

I had never eaten or made spaghetti squash before. Thanks for the directions on your blog. I am making the squash for a second time tonight.