This may seem like a spaghetti squash recipe, but this is really all about the sauce..
A good homemade tomato sauce can take a lot of time.. blanching, peeling, and then cooking down tomatoes for hours on the stove top. But let’s be real.. most of us are lucky if we even have time to wash our hair during the week (thank you Dry Shampoo Gods) so there’s no way we’re going to make that kind of time on a week night. Looking for a simpler option without sacrificing the flavor, I decided to utilize the abundance of cherry tomatoes I had from the garden. Since they’re so much smaller I didn’t have to bother with peeling and cutting them, which saved me about an hour in prep time. I tossed them onto a pan with a little garlic and thyme, roasted them in the oven, pureed them afterward, and poured it all into a couple of canning jars.
HOLY TOMATO SAUCE GOODNESS! It was zesty, sweet, hearty, and the perfect compliment to the spaghetti squash.. which by the way, can be cooked at the same time as the tomatoes since it’s the same oven temperature and approximately the same time to cook. Simple, delicious, and affordable. Now you can finally go wash your mane that has become more dry shampoo than it is hair.