The Special Noodle

***I am not a professional food photographer, so most of these pictures don’t do justice of the amazing-ness that they really are!

I experienced a “Wife Champion” moment last night.

My husband, Hailame, can be a picky eater sometimes.  He’s not a fan of un-traditional vegetables.  By un-traditional, I mean he prefers only the vegetables of corn, beans, broccoli and cauliflower.

Squash… is way to un-traditional for his liking.

Well last night, he enjoyed Chicken-Sausage Alfredo with a “special noodle.”

I was determined to use a spaghetti squash that had been sitting on my counter for weeks and I finally found a way to cook and serve it that Hailame had no idea what he was eating!

crockpot

I had to make certain that the spaghetti squash would be fully cooked.  I forked wholes all over the squash, placed it in a crock pot with about 2 inches of water, and cooked in on high for about 8 hours.

I will never prepare squash any other way.  For starters, it was loads easier to cut in half when it was finished cooking.  Cutting raw is like trying to cut in half a small boulder sometimes.  Also, when cleaning out the seeds, it’s so much easier to clean out when it’s cooked.  spaghettisquash

 

I found the Alfredo recipe here, and I’ve tried multiple ones and I’ve decided this is my new favorite.  Instead of using flour to thicken it, I used cornstarch, for gluten free needs.

Sauce

I lightly breaded and cooked the chicken bits with egg yolk and corn starch and sliced up some sausage.

meat

Poured the Alfredo sauce over the meat and the scraped out the spaghetti squash, or rather the “special noodle” and mixed it with the meat and sauce.

Meal

Although the above picture looks something like porridge and sausage (gross), it was really one of my favorite new dishes I’ve made.

Hailame had no idea what he was eating and he loved it.  I just told him it was a “special noodle,” that was healthier for us.  SOLD!  He even saved some for his lunch today.

Like I said earlier, “Wife Champion” moment.

Sometimes ignorance really is bliss :)… for me and him!

love, hannah jane

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