Rodents of Unusual Size
This one was inspired by Eat Like A Dinosaur’s Rat on a Stick, as well as a nod to the classic movie The Princess Bride. The morbid cogs got churning in my head, thinking of the ways I could twist this recipe.
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Preheat oven 350F
Begin by splitting your squash in half lengthwise and removing the seeds. Place face down and stab repeatedly ala Norman Bates. Place in oven and cook for 30-45 mins.
Meanwhile, chop your celery & tomatoes
When spaghetti squash is done, remove from oven and allow to cool. When cool enough to handle, use fork to string out spaghetti squash strands.
Line a baking sheet with tinfoil.
Mix your meat with meatloaf seasonings. Divide thoroughly mixed meat into thirds. Grab a chunk and pat it out into a nice patty steak.
Plunk a pile of spaghetti squash down. Sprinkle with currants. Do you see where this is going? (intestines & droppings)
Next, place celery into the belly of the beast. Mmmm… looks like furball had a great, paleo lunch!
Last, stuff the pectoral region with tomatoes. Thump-thump. Thump-thump.
If you are using avocados, now is a good time to grab a nice chunk of it and stuff it where brains would be.
Repeat above steps for additional R.O.U.S.
Take your last 1/3 meat mix and cut it in half. Make another patty steak and place on top. Carefully mold together the top and bottom until you have a meatloaf-sized carcass. Skewer. Just for effect. It will not hold together if you try to pick it up with the skewer so don’t try. It just makes me giggle is all.
Cut your tinfoil in half and wrap it around your beast. Toss on grill and cook thoroughly. About 20-30 mins.
For extra effect, use pork jowl bacon for ears. Top with your favorite Q’ sauce or ketchup (we use Simply Heinz. Very basic ingredient list. Quite nice, really)
Tuck in, dudes!