The ironic thing is that the two things that I focused on tonight were making my dad a birthday card and cooking this.
I was a little nervous about making the spaghetti squash because I had never worked with one before. To my surprise, it was incredibly easy to cook and use. Spaghetti squash takes on the texture and form of angel hair pasta noodles once cooked, so it is a great substitute in any pasta dish.
How to Cook a Spaghetti Squash
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. (Don't throw them away. You can roast them. The recipe follows.) Place them face down in a baking dish. Cooke for 40 minutes. Allow the squash to cool a bit before removing the insides with a fork. It should come out in strings like spaghetti.