BASED ON HOW TO WASH A WOOLY MAMMOTH
by Michelle Robinson
Jacqueline Taylor, who illustrated my storybook cookbooks Cooking with Mother Goose and Celebrating with Mother Goose, gave us the step by step instruction book, How To Wash a Wooly Mammoth. I highly recommend you go out and grab yourself a copy. While the boys took their bath, I read them the story. We laughed (and splashed) as the girl in the story struggles to convince her pet wooly mammoth to the take a bath. The illustrations are SO brilliant! Later that evening, I was shredding spaghetti squash…and all I could think was, this looks just like wooly mammoth hair. While that may sound unappealing, I assure you that Axel and Rex thought it was hilarious that we were making pasta from wooly mammoth hair and gobbled it right up.
Swapping out traditional noodles for spaghetti squash is an easy way to enjoy a family-friendly favorite with an extra boost of nutrition. While no child will believe this dish is same as the “blue box one,” they will accept it as their beloved blue box Mac and Cheese’s health-conscious cousin.
Makes: 4 to 5 cups
Diet Type: Gluten Free
Challenge Level: Just a Pinch Involved
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
For the “Smac”:
*Note: Step 1 towards accepting Spaghetti Squash is to simply substitute spaghetti shaped noodles for the traditional macaroni pasta, as pictured here
For the Cheese:
Measure the cheese
Count the cups of milk
Taste nutritional yeast
Spaghetti Squash is HOT when it comes out of the oven and stays that way for awhile. Let it cool so you don’t burn your fingers.