Tonight’s dinner was Spaghetti Squash. Yes……that’s right……..spaghetti squash. Instead of normal spaghetti with pasta, this dish uses squash as the noodles. This type of squash is seasonal, so look for it during the late summer and fall months (It’s a light yellow color). This is a super easy dish to make and is extremely great for you!
Chilly fall weather requires warming foods. It gets so dreary outside, something warm to eat helps keep things comfy. I followed this recipe from My Kitchen Addiction. I found I could just mash the squash in the stockpot instead of blending it. That would have been really messy and taken more time. This soup is full of beta carotene and fiber, which of course is very healthy.
Butternut squash has the best tasting seeds of any squash. The seeds can be roasted very easily and they make a great snack. It’s almost like eating popcorn. While the soup was cooking, I separated the butternut squash seeds from the pulp and coated them with a little olive oil and put them in the oven at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes. I sprinkled them with some course sea salt.
Also while the soup was cooking I made a pie crust from scratch for a pumpkin pie. The recipe off the can uses condensed milk, which was different than I’ve had before. The pie was really good and is so much better than what you buy ready made!
Day Four (08.20.10):
Our last day trip was to Taliesin…which we had been wanting to go to for a long time! We had planned to go over spring break, but we found out it wasn’t open then. But coming this time of the year was a lot prettier!…even though we spent half the time in a rain storm!
Taliesin is located in Spring Green, WI which is west of Madison about an hour away. It is where Frank Lloyd Wright built his Taliesin East architecture school and his home. It is located on land his family had owned for a long time. Part of the site is still located on the original home and farm.
Taliesin is comprised of many different sections which surprised me. There is the guest center and restaurant (which was designed by Wright at a later time), the architecture school (which is still exists even today), Wright’s home, the original farm house, a small chapel, the windmills, the barn, the pond, lots of land, and couple of guest homes which is where some Taliesin trust members live. When I heard of Taliesin, I really thought it was just one building!
Day Two Itinerary (08.18.10):