Who can resist spaghetti noodles? I see advertisements for appliances that will turn vegetables into spaghetti noodles, but Mother Nature has done it for us in a most convenient way.
Spaghetti squash may be the easiest way on earth to produce a delicious pile of goodness on your plate. It need be only baked or steamed – I’m using the InstantPot for everything these days, it seems – and this glorious side dish is yours with little fuss.
The potatoes? Oh, those were also done in the InstantPot. Fill it up with potatoes and enjoy many low-fuss side dishes like this one. I just cut the cooked potato into eighths and browned them a bit.
Some of the meat we have been having this week was done in the Nesco Roaster, which is another very versatile appliance. I did pork chops in the Nesco and the roast beef in the InstantPot – both at the same time. The resultant pile o’ meat allows me to offer a varied menu for each meal, with very little effort to get it together at the last minute.
As I look at the picture now, I can visualize any number of toppings for the potatoes – a small drizzle of Bleu Cheese Dressing comes to mind immediately. That would have really added a nice bit of pizzazz to them – or maybe a bit of Jalapeño Ranch???
The black specks everywhere are my current crush – Penzey’s Chicago Steak Seasoning. It has different peppers, with just a smidge of lemon, a bit of a garlic and onion presence that is almost not there, and an almost indiscernible hint of hickory smoke. In the aggregate, this is a delightful sprinkle. I can see this trial sized bottle is not going to last very long!