I gave away another grocery bag of spagetti squash. I still have 12..13..14…..15!
I’m going to a potluck. Whatcha think I should put together?
1 BIG squash cut in large chunks, throw it in the crock pot…add 2 big chopped onions of course, add a few tablespoons of Feta cheese or whatever’s left in this container, plus a dash of greek spices like oregano and uhhh… oh ya – chop up a handful of my frozen basil. It needs a jar of canned tomatoes and chicken that I’ll add the tomato juice and the rest at the end when the squash is done.
An afterthought: a handful of big,oval, juicy, black, pitted olives…gee they are tasty. One handful for the cook’s mouth too…mmm. You either like them or you don’t. I used to hate them. I don’t know what happened to that.
It was easy to take to the potluck in a crock pot. I plunk it in the middle of some gobs of newspaper in a cardboard box* when I want to keep it warm. It stayed at a safe temperature until I got there and the I just needed a plug-in to protect it until the perfect moment.
You can finish cooking things by putting the heated food into an insulated box like this*. It saves on energy big time. It takes a little patience to discover how long to leave it there to get it just right. Treat it like a slow-cooker – it cooks slow.
This turned out swell…looked good…tasted better. When you are living off of your own supplies, be prepared to use your genius to vary things to protect the family from boredom. Keep lots of spices in the cupboard/storage! I wonder if I should dry some olives…