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Must-Go Night & A Quick Dinner

Posted Mar 06 2012 12:00am

There was this thing called "Must Go" night in my house growing up.

For a long time I thought my parents were calling it "Muskgo Night" - like Muskgo was the name of some Slavic country whose food we were going to sample that night. But the food always turned out to be a weird mixture of things. Like, a meal of potato pancakes, teriyaki chicken and tomato salad.

That's when I figured out my parents were saying "Must Go," as in, we're eating all of the things in the fridge that must go before they go bad.

Ohhhhhh.

We had a "Must Go" night of our own the other evening. Left to use up were roasted split chicken breast, spaghetti squash, goat cheese and spinach. And I have to say, when cooked together with a little love the results are delicious.

Roasted Chicken and Spaghetti Squash with Spinach and Goat Cheese
(serves one for dinner)

1/2 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
the meat of one roasted chicken breast
one half of a cooked spaghetti squash, squash removed from shell
two large handfuls of baby spinach
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
about 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1 tomato, quartered
1 tablespoon of crumbled goat cheese

Saute the onion in the olive over medium heat in a large pan until tender. Add the chicken and cook until warm. Then add the spaghetti squash and baby spinach, then the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add the tomatoes and toss gently while cooking. Then add the balsamic vinegar. Cook another few minutes and serve with crumbled goat cheese on top.
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