Spaghetti Squash

On Saturday, I baked up three spaghetti squashes that my sweet neighbor gave to us and used them instead of pasta for the Mediterranean Chicken that I made that night. Although I’ve read about doing that, I’ve never had the foresight to cook up the squash before we had a pasta meal. But being intentional paid off…I prepped the squash, let it cool (and sit for part of the day) and when evening came, I just scraped out the strands and sauteed them in EVOO with salt, pepper and a little crushed pepper flakes, then topped it with the sauce I had made. It turned out to be a very tasty dish that earned 4 stars with my family.

Several years ago, I started asking my family to rate our meals. The scales goes from 1-5….

5 means “I LOVE this! I could eat this once a week!”

4 means “This is good…I’d eat this a couple of times a month!”

3 means “Having this dish once in a while wouldn’t be so bad.”

2 means “I’ll finish, but only so that I can have dessert.”

1 means “please don’t make me eat this…I’m going to vomit”

So, while I could eat curry every week, my dear husband could not. He has given it a 3, and so I know that at least I can have it once in a while, and he knows that (thankfully) I will only serve it once in a while. We’re both happy!

Today, in my attempt to save money, I am looking online at all the online grocery ads, and making lists and will be making a menu off of what is on sale. Honestly, I do not love this…but I’m praying that eventually the savings I’ll see will keep my heart from dreading this weekly chore.

I’ll let you know how it goes!

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Author: Nichole

There are so many things about life that I want to share with my children, and this is simply my way to collect everything in one place.

One thought on “Spaghetti Squash”

  1. Smiling big at your industry and creativity. đŸ™‚ And I LOVE your rating system and the descriptions of each number. Wednesdays, the day our ads arrive, is one of my favorite days of the week as I pour over the ads, match them with my coupons, and come up with a master plan. I'm going to pray that, in time, it will become a delight for you. May God strongly encourage you and remind you how your intentionality is blessing your family. I love you and miss you, friend.

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