Spaghetti Squash Boat

 

Spaghetti Squash Boat

Hi guys! Has 2015 proven to be a busy one for you, like it has for me? It’s been a good busy, but none the less, busy. I promise to get back on my Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule in the next few weeks, once things slow down a little. In the meantime, I have parties, parties, parties, to plan. I’m getting prepped for Henry’s first birthday (wait, what!?!) party this Sunday, then we are hosting a wedding in our back yard for a good friend of mine in February, and then after that, I’ll be helping a friend host a baby shower for our out-of-town friends.

We just got back from a relaxing weekend with friends in Pinetop where we built snowmen, attempted to sled and make snow angels, went on a Geocaching “Treasure hunt” with the boys, spent lots of time by warm fires, ate great food, had too many cocktails that ended up causing regrets in the morning when taking care of toddlers, and played quite a bit of board games. Pretty much an all around incredible weekend.

Now to this Spaghetti Squash Boat. It’s quite possibly my favorite way to eat spaghetti squash. I mean, if you’ve never tried spaghetti squash before, this is the way to have it. I take a spaghetti squash, cut it in half, poke holes in the skin, scrape out the seeds, then place it cavity side down on a cookie sheet that has been filled partially with water (about 1/4 cup water), then bake it for a good 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, until squash is tender when poked with a knife. After that, it’s easy as a pie. Just scrape the inside of the cavity with a fork, fluffing up the stringy “spaghetti” like squash and cover, I mean cover it, in my Simple Bolognese Sauce.

When I eat it this way, I swear I don’t even miss eating real spaghetti.

 

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Just a few of the thousand or so feet of garland I’m making for Henry’s geometric shape themed birthday party. I’ll be posting a how-to in the next coming weeks. It’s so simple!

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Oliver’s attempt at making a snow angel on old snow that was so hard, it was pretty much ice. He kept on trying, I’ll give that to him. It was his first time ever making a snow angel, so at least his expectations were low for how it was supposed to turn out. Ha!

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There was a lot of “firsts” for the first month of 2015. First attempt at making a snow angel. First birthday party for Henry. And Oliver’s first snowman that he built with his friend.

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My photo shoot of Henry for his birthday cards. I love him.

 

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