Tuesday
Oct082013

Freezing Spaghetti Squash

 

Last week I sent my husband to the store for a spaghetti squash so I could make Spaghetti Squash Casserole. (It was delicious.)

His shopping trip ended with the following phone call:

Jason: Sphagetti squash is expensive. 

Me: How expensive?

Jason: $1.54 a pound.

Me: That's not too bad. 

Jason: It cost $11. 

Me: How many did you buy?!?!

Jason: One. 

*pulls caluclator up on desk top. 

Me: You bought a seven pound squash?!

Jason: It's all they had!

So my husband brings home a squash roughly the size of a newborn. I say roughly because, well, my newborns were roughly the size of small toddlers. 

Look at it! (Excuse the perpetually filthy stove top.)

So what on earth do I do with all of that squash? I called my mom who said, "I bet you could freeze it." 

And she was right. 

It was really simple. I just cooked it like I would regularly. (Cut in half, scoop out seeds, cook on 350 for 30-40 minutes.) I scraped out the "meat." And then I placed it in freezer bag and threw it in my freezer. 

Voila! 

What have you frozen for later use?

Oh and here is a list of things that can be frozen and how to prepare them compiled by Laurie at Passionate Penny Pincher. 

Don't Waste it Freeze It

 

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Reader Comments (3)

Nice to know! Fun fact to add to your spaghetti squash knowledge: You can cook those suckers in the microwave in like 15 minutes if you're in a huge hurry. Microwave-safe casserole dish, squash prepped as usual, put in cut-side down and put about an inch of water in the bottom. Cover with lid or saran wrap and cook for about 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of your squash half. (I've never cooked one the size of a newborn, so it may take a couple of extra minutes.) Voila! Spaghetti squash in a jiffy.

September 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Oh, me again. I forgot to answer your original question. I freeze buttermilk. I buy it to make pancakes, but always have about 3-4 cups left, so I freeze it in half-cup amounts so I have it for next time. I do the same with heavy cream.

September 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Heather, that microwave idea is brilliant!

September 15, 2014 | Registered CommenterLydia @ Five4FiveMeals

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