Happy Saturday to you!! Today’s post is a little different from normal, I thought I would share with you some Random things that I found, I’m doing or just odd! So here we go.
#1 – Spaghetti Squash – This is one that I love. I tried spaghetti squash for the first time this year and I really like it. As you can see from the picture, it’s pretty small, perfect for one person and perfect for fend for yourself night. Have you ever had spaghetti squash? It’s not the most flavorful of the squashes, but it takes on good flavor. I like substituting it for, well, my spaghetti.
#2 – Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Sugar Grinder – I love this stuff. I use it in my coffee everyday. It has the perfect blend of sugar and cinnamon. I think it would be great on toast, ice cream and apples. I am sure there is a lot more that this will go on. I hope they carry it in the fall because I can think of hundreds of apple recipes that this would be perfect for.
#3 – Over ripe banana’s – I don’t know why they say there over ripe, there still green. I plan on freezing some of these and using the rest for baking. What do you think I should make with them? I’m running out of ideas.
#4 – Sweet Potato – I had an organic sweet potato from Trader Joe’s and went to go use it and it was sprouting, so I thought what the heck, I might as well stick it in water and see what happens. If it grows I’m going to plant it in my garden. I wonder if I’ll get potato’s from it? This is one week in the water. It’s starting to sprout in the water. I’ll keep you updated on the progress.
#5 – Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Cookies – O.M.G.!! I bid on an auction for charity and I won a dozen Lunch Lady Cookies from the Spiffy Cookies. All I can say is, I cheated, I had peanut butter today and it was worth it! These cookies are great!! Erin, wrapped them all individually just like a lunch lady would. I’m going to eat like 10 of them and then freeze the rest and take them to work next week. If you want to check out the recipe, you can go here.
#6 – Changing Vanilla Pudding – What the heck? I saw this at the dollar store and I had to pick it up and show you. What is it? How does it change color? I haven’t a clue. It’s weird! I don’t buy food from the dollar store, but I just had to get this, so needless to say, I will make it, just not sure when. But when I do, I’ll share it with you. How weird!!
#7 – A Planner – Finally I got a planner. I have messed up on dates with everything, so in order for me to remember things like blog hops, giveaways, ect… I decided to get myself a planner. At work, I do scheduling and with that, I am lucky if I remember what day it is!
#8 – Bad Boy – This is Sampson! He’s my bad boy, but he’s so cute! He loves to lay with his feet on the walls, strange little boy. I was in the kitchen prepping my squash and he thought boring, so he decided to take a nap until I start making good things.
Well those are my random and strange things! Now what did I do with that Spaghetti Squash?
I decided to cook the squash and make a simple tomato topping for it. I wanted Italian, I wanted quick and I wanted healthy. I got all that in this little dish. Being that it’s squash, it’s full of fiber and it’s very filling. I was debating on dessert, but I’ll pass thank you very much. I served this with one of my whole wheat rolls.
Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes
1 small spaghetti squash, 245 grams
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1 tomato, diced and seeded
1 tsp basil, fresh or ground
1 tsp. Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp. crushed pepper flakes (optional)
Preheat oven to 375
Line baking sheet with parchment paper
With a skewer or knife prick the squash, all over. Place on a baking pan and bake for 45 – 60 minutes, rotating half way through.
Once squash is done, cut in half and with a spoon take out the seeds. Then with a fork scrap the sides of the squash. Place squash in a bowl.
In a small skillet, add olive oil and garlic, cook for about 30 seconds. Add tomato and cook until warm.
Add tomato mixture to squash. Add your basil and pepper flakes and toss. Top with cheese.
Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 142, Fat: 6.3, Cholesterol: 2.5, Sodium: 97, Potassium: 560, Carbs: 20, Fiber: 5, Sugar: 6, Protein: 3.7
I hope you liked my off the wall post for a Saturday. I had fun with this one.
Also, as you know I was nominated for Healthiest Eating Food Blog on Fitness Magazine and would love it if you voted for me. So far I only have 32 votes, but I am honored that I was nominated. To vote for me, just go here.
I also wanted remind you, don’t forget to enter the Peanut Butter Lover’s Giveaway, just go here.
Have a super fab fun weekend!!