Fall Back…

November 7th, 2010 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time

Fall Back

…into the leaves, that is. Oh yeah, clocks too.

Now that the last of the leaves are on the ground, I’ll agree to rake.

Last Leaves Finally Fallen

With a little help, of course.

Help Me Rake!

(And I mean a very little.)

Who needs cardio when there’s yardio? Today’s work out left my yard looking very N.E.A.T. Unfortunately I can’t say the same thing about my hair.


Yard work today was a family affair. Two up front and two in the back.

Group Effort

While the rest of our street hauls their leaves to the curb, we haul ours to the back! That absurdity deserves a Compost Math lesson, don’t you agree?

Kitchen scraps (and grass clippings) = nitrogen
Leaves = carbon

nitrogen + carbon = ?

Save Your Leaves

A happy compost pile apparently? I’m not the Compost Master around here, I just do as I’m told.

I am the Dinner Master around these parts though, which means it’s time for a little Dinner Math lesson.

Spaghetti Squash + Spaghetti Pie – Spaghetti = ?

Spaghetti Squash Pie of course!

Cut spaghetti squash in half and de-seed. Grease a baking sheet with oil (I used olive oil) and bake face down at 350 for about 50 minutes – or until you can easily stick a fork into the outer shell.

Spaghetti Squash

While squash is baking, prepare your cheese layer:

1 egg, beaten
8 oz ricotta cheese
8 oz mozzarella, shredded
Tablespoon or so of parmesan cheese

Combine ingredients in a medium sized bowl and set aside.

Once cool enough to pick up, scrape “noodles” into a bowl. Stir in a little parm and minced garlic if you’re so inclined.

Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Now it’s time to assemble your layers. Noodle layer at the base, cheese layer up next.

Layer One Layer Two

Layer three? Tomato sauce. Make your own – or better yet – do it the easy way (dude. I baked a squash at 9 AM for crying out loud.) and get your third layer from a jar.

Layer Three

Bake now or bake later.

Ready to Bake

I chose later.

(Whether now or later, bake at 350 for about 40 minutes.)

Served with a side of veggies – how ’bout Brussel sprouts made my new favorite way!

Eat now or eat later.

Spaghetti Pie

I chose now.

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