Saturday, January 5, 2013

Spaghetti Squash

Prior to Christmas, Dan has had some light work days. At times I wondered if he was still employed. I leave for work, he is in a bathrobe. I get home from work, he is in workout clothes. He says he is still getting paid. 

I guess it's nice for him to have for a few weeks as he just started the beginning of 4 months of non-stop work. Busy season. 

Anyway, I had a long day at work and it was getting pretty late so I called him to get dinner started. We were having spaghetti squash.

He has had spaghetti squash before. He has made spaghetti squash before. He asks for it almost once a week because he really likes it. I know it might seem like an odd vegetable for some people, but it's not for Dan.

So I call him: "Hey, can you cut the spaghetti squash in half, put it on a pan and put it in the oven at 375?" Dan: "Sure."

I get back on the phone with my mom, when Dan calls back. Thats odd - its not super complicated, I wonder what he wants.

Dan: "Hey. Which one is the spaghetti squash?"

This was our vegetable drawer:

We have a cucumber. Bok choy - which is odd - but it's definitely not a squash. And the spaghetti squash. That Dan has made. And we eat often.

It made me laugh out loud. 

I can't complain - because he made me dinner that night! But I had to rag on him some, because it was pretty funny.


  1. I remember that conversation...we both had a good laugh!

  2. Men... p.s I Would love to learn the recipe for your spaghetti squash.

    1. It's really easy! When you google it, there are a million ways to make it - which can be overwhelming. I just nuke the squash for 2-3 minutes in the microwave to make it easy to cut (ugh - try cutting it without that!). Then just cut it in half, scoop out the seeds, and place it inside-side down on a greased cookie sheet. I bake it at 375 for an hour. You should be able to easily stick a fork through it. Then just use a fork to pull the stringy squash out from the peel.

      I serve it with any pasta sauce. Dan likes a meat sauce, but I like a tomato sauce - sometimes tomato sauce and a laughing cow cheese wedge melted in. Really any pasta sauce will work! It is soo good!