Sketii with skrimps n’ green sauce!
Truth: I’ve been roasting winter squash for weeks.
Behind the scenes, there has been a whole lot of preheating to 400, chopping, scooping, roasting, squash in my hair, on my spoon, in my coffee, in, on, around my pancakes and brownies.
Just kidding. I haven’t been making brownies lately.
While I wish summer fruit and veggies were available year-round, I can’t help but feel giddy when butternut, spaghetti, and kabocha squash wriggle their way into the produce section.
I could really just live on it.
I’ve kiiiind of been living on it.
It’s all I’ve eaten for 2 days.
I’ve been sitting on this here recipe for weeks and I just can’t stand it any longer. Spaghetti squash is one of my favorite squaaarshes because it makes me feel like I’m eating pasta, even though I’m not – I’m eating squash.
I whipped up a batch of basil-parsley pesto, sautéed some shrimp, and whamity slamity calamity Jane, what a glorious meal was made.
I know. My spaghetti strands are unimpressive. We can’t win at all the things.
During my squash-roasting fests, I’ve been thinking, “Wow, Julia, it’s an ace move to get a jump-start on winter produce in the ol’ blogisphere.”
Like I’m the oooooonly blogger in the wooooooorld who thought of doing so. Mmmhmm. Take one look at pinterest. #Squashfordays. Pumpkin? Foooogeddaboudit. Our squash love tank is full.
Get a load of this:
Look at that steam shot! I want to live in this bowl.
Preparation and cooking for this meal is a cinch. All it requires is a baking sheet for roasting the squash and one large saute pan. I sauteed the shrimp in my Le Creuset 3-Quart Stainless Steel Saute Pan (which holds sooooo muuuuuch fooooood, GAH I love it!).
Once the shrimps were cooked and the spaghetti squash was spaghettied, I added the pesto squash and the roasted spaghetti squash to the saute pan and heated everything together. I served it all up with fresh squeezed lemon and pine nuts. You can totes grate up some parmesan cheese, too!
Get a jump-start on winter squash season. Put it in all the places. Except your brownies.
Over and out.