Zoodle Update: I posted about zucchini noodles (Zoodles!) several weeks ago (see HERE). Serious as a heart attack! If you have not tried Zoodles, you have got to try them. The first time I made Zoodles, I did undercook them (but I still liked them). I've made them a few more times, and I absolutely love them. Believe it or not, I think I actually like them better than pasta. As you can see from the photos, I've been adding in sautéed mushrooms, too. It does take a little longer to saute the mushrooms, so I saute the mushrooms and zucchini noodles separately.
You can buy a lot of spiralizer gadgets to make curly or spiral shaped vegetable noodles, but I am using my mandolin slicer to make matchstick shaped Zoodles. While my pasta sauce simmers, I simply spray my non-stick skillet with a little non-stick cooking spray over medium to medium-high heat, and then I saute the Zoodles for about 5 or 6 minutes. It works out perfectly because I still make traditional pasta for my husband and the pasta needs to boil for just under 10 minutes, so it's a snap to make up the pasta, Zoodles, and sauce, all at one time.
Eating lunch out on the back patio.
I found this funny image on the Internet the other day and thought it seemed fitting: