I had a great extra long weekend and I have one good for you recipe and one not good for you at all, but fun to make and topical. Well, not actually topical anymore, but maybe you can pin it on your “What I will Make in 2 Years for the Summer Olympics” board.
First up the healthy:
- 1 large spaghetti squash (about 600 grams)
- 1 pound italian sausage
- ½ yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup pizza sauce (no sugar added)
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 eggs, whisked
- (optional: add anything you like with pizza: veggies, basil, even cheese if you do primal)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Place spaghetti squash cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the skin of the squash gives when you press on it. Then reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.
- Once squash is done cooking, remove threads and place in an 8×8 greased baking dish.
- Place a large pan over medium heat. Add italian sausage and onion. Cook until pink no longer remains in the sausage and it is broken up into pieces.
- Add pizza sauce, dried basil and salt and pepper to the pan and mix well.
- Add sausage mixture to the 8×8 dish and mix well with spaghetti squash threads.
- Lastly, add whisked eggs to the baking dish and mix everything together until you can no longer see the eggs.
- Place in oven and bake for 1 hour or until the top of the mixture forms a slight crust that doesn’t give when you press on it in the middle of the dish.
- Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
This is so good. So, so, so good. Your friends who don’t care about Paleo will love it and make it. The person that this was passed on to me from cried when she ate it. She missed pizza so much and it tastes so much like pizza, that she cried. I will and you should visit Paleo OMG for more of these recipes.
And for the not so good for you, I made these Olympic flag cookies for our Girl Scout meeting to celebrate the end of the the Olympics:
They were inspired from howtohomeschoolmychild.com, but I went with the roll of sugar cookie dough, some icing and then M&M’s. Truthfully, they were crazy sugary, but they were adorable for the Olympic themed Girl Scout meeting. In addition to the Olympic Flag cookies, the girls celebrated with some just for fun competition. I googled some Minute to Win It games and the girls tried them out. They had a blast. It would be a lot of fun to do for a birthday party. We played the apple stacking game, the cup stacking game and the cereal box puzzle game. It was mostly stuff I already had in the house and the games were all really to explain. There are a lot of places to find the games on-line, but I thought this was a great resource:
Tomorrow, I have an exciting chandelier upcycle to share!