Sketty – Meat Free Monday..

I,m trying to use up some leftovers in the fridge and keep with the Meat Free Monday theme – in the fridge Butternut Squash, Spinach – in the cupboard, walnuts, spaghetti and some lemons in the fruit bowl.


Squash, spinach and walnut Spaghetti – I googled the main Ingedients and this is what took my fancy.


I peel, cut and oven bake the squash (half of a medium one) with a couple of garlic cloves, olive oil, salt and pepper – 40 mins at 180 (I cooked this yesterday when I did the Toad in the hole) – half of this can be blitzed with the cooked peeled garlic to form a sauce for the spaghetti. The other half, in chunks for texture.


Cook the spaghetti till 90% cooked, whilst this is cooking, in a separate pan, put the blitzed portion of squash and garlic, and add some natural yoghurt to loosen and cook till warmed up, add the raw spinach ( a couple of handfuls), a sprinkle of chilli flakes to taste and the chunks of squash, heat up, stir in the cooked spaghetti and toss through till covered – for the last couple of tosses, add chopped walnuts, salt, pepper to taste – juice of a lemon, and the grated rind of a lemon – toss again, plate up and finish off with a sprinkle of chopped walnuts and grated lemon rind  – enjoy….


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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