Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

Spaghetti squash is one of the fun vegetables.  It looks like nothing you’d expect to find lying in wait under a hard skinned, elongated, gourd-like… thing!  It tastes like squash, but looks something like strands of spaghetti.  Every time I open one up I’m amazed all over again that it contains shreds of.. vegetable!  And it’s so versatile I still have dozens of ways I want to try to make it into a dish. Continue reading

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Elbow Spaghetti {cooking from jars}

Elbow Spaghetti

Elbow Spaghetti

I used a jar of Ragu® spaghetti sauce to make dinner for the grandkids awhile back. It went against my standards but they like it. I was surprised to find I liked it too!  When I was at the grocery store recently I texted my daughter in law for the brand of the sauce. I’d forgotten already! I wanted to have a jar for a quick  dinner when needed.  Having a jar of sauce on hand we actually like will be golden. Continue reading

Lemon Pasta with Ham and Olives

Lemon Pasta with Ham and Black Olives

Lemon Pasta with Ham and Black Olives

The first time I made spaghetti with a lemon sauce we were thrilled with the flavors.  I used leftover chicken, some black olives and shaved Parmesan.  It was a blending of delightful flavors that we decided we wanted to add to our pasta rotation.  Four years later, shame on us!  We haven’t had it once!  I did however have plenty of ham and wanted to simply substitute it for the chicken.  We’d have a lemony, ham pasta dish. Continue reading