Fall Dinner

Here is some inspiration for a yummy fall dinner. We had family over last night and deciding to try spaghetti squash and create a fall dinner to complement this yummy and healthy vegetable – looks like spaghetti and even resembles the taste of pasta. The first thing I asked myself, how do you cook a spaghetti squash, well it is super easy – here is a video I found to help out Click Here! What I did was cut the spaghetti squash in half and placed cut halves facing down on a lightly greased pan. I pre-heated the oven to 350 degrees and baked for about 45min (you can also boil the squash whole, make sure to poke about 10 times, to let steam release – otherwise it can explode). Depending on the size, it might take up to 1 hour or more to fully cook. To check if the squash is fully cooked test it out by poking a knife into the squash and when it is easy to poke it is ready. After fork the squash out and mix with whatever ingredients you like. I roasted some tomatoes with seasonings and folded it into the squash with shaved parmesan cheese and parsley. To make this a complete fall dinner, I cooked thin pork chops with a fresh cranberry sauce. I simply cooked down the cranberries and cooked the pork chops in a pan with seasonings and a touch of honey to balance out the tartness of the cranberries. To balance out the dinner and use the squash seeds, I roasted the seeds with a bit of cracked pepper to add to a fresh spinach salad. I added cucumbers, carrots, balsamic, olive oil, salt and pepper. This Fall dinner is simple, healthy and super delicious, I hope you all enjoy! It took me about an hour to complete.

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Fall Dinner

Thin Pork Chops with Cranberry Sauce, Spinach Salad with Roasted Squash Seeds and Spaghetti Squash with sautéed tomatoes.