**This post is made in collaboration with Farmer John. All content, ideas, and words are my own.**
Summer officially started last week, but when you have kids, summer starts on their last day of school and we are already slammed with summer activities, camps and beach time. That’s why quick 30-minutes meals like this Spaghetti Squash Bowl with Farmer John Smoked Sausage is always in rotation and you can easily find Farmer John products at local grocery stores including Smart & Final, Stater Brothers, Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons and Northgate.
This dish is easy to make and comes packed with flavor from the smoked sausage so I don’t need a long list of ingredients to extract and impart flavors. Along with that, I’ve paired it with some spaghetti squash instead of pasta for a better-for-you bite.
The crazy thing is my kids didn’t even notice. I’m not saying they didn’t know it wasn’t pasta, but no one seemed to mind the swap. The only questions they really had were: Is that all the sausage and can we do the pool after dinner?
I mean, more daylight means more time being outside, so of course the answer was yes and yes—because when I grill sausage, I know to make extra. My kids love it and Naomi loves it with her breakfast for the next day.
As for the swim—ugh, don’t they know you aren’t supposed to swim on a full stomach? Doesn’t anyone else remember being told that as a kid? But you see what I mean about being slammed for summer? It’s like the kids are sharks and can’t stop moving unless they’re sleeping.