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!