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Old 08-10-2006, 06:03 AM   #1
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What does spaghetti squash look like?

Yes, I sound like a dork, but I have no clue as to what I'm looking for. Does it look like a regular squash? Color?

Our so-called "super" store doesn't have much in the way of vegy's other than the basics. I want to make sure I'm looking for the right thing!

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Old 08-10-2006, 06:08 AM   #2
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Old 08-10-2006, 10:06 AM   #3
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Thanks Kevin. I felt like an idiot asking, but that Wal-mart doesn't have much. I'll have to hit Kroger's, they always have everything.

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I had an interesting experience with spaghetti squash a week or so ago. I usually bake it in the oven, but I microwaved it instead and I must have microwaved it too long (10 minutes) because instead of nice spaghetti-like strands, I ended up with the mushy texture of acorn or butternut squash instead. I was going to use it for noodles in a stir-fry, so I wasn't very happy about it, but I think it's lower-carb than butternut and acorn squashes, so I froze it, thinking I might be able to prepare it like winter squash in a casserole sometime. Anyway, be careful not to overcook it if you want a substitute for noodles, but if you'd like a substitute for winter squash, then be sure to overcook it!
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:29 PM   #5
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That's too funny! Lately I can't cook worth a darn, so hard telling how it will turn out.

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It's not always cooking time that does that either - sometimes it's the age of the squash! I've had "mushy" ones and the ones that weren't "string out" really well. I always cook mine the exact same way - in the MW - but sometimes you just get one that refuses to string!

Prolly a male squash....LOL! JK!!

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Spaghetti Squash cooks well in a crock pot also. Maintains texture and strands.
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Spaghetti Squash cooks well in a crock pot also. Maintains texture and strands.
Oh, thanks! That's a great tip!!
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It's not always cooking time that does that either - sometimes it's the age of the squash! I've had "mushy" ones and the ones that weren't "string out" really well. I always cook mine the exact same way - in the MW - but sometimes you just get one that refuses to string!

Prolly a male squash....LOL! JK!!

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Old 08-10-2006, 11:52 PM   #10
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It's not always cooking time that does that either - sometimes it's the age of the squash! I've had "mushy" ones and the ones that weren't "string out" really well. I always cook mine the exact same way - in the MW - but sometimes you just get one that refuses to string!

Prolly a male squash....LOL! JK!!

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Old 08-11-2006, 05:36 PM   #11
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How do you do it in a crock pot?
Spaghetti squash is my DD's favorite veggie.
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:20 PM   #12
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