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Weekly Menu:  February 12, 2018

Weekly Menu: February 12, 2018

Monday:  Grown-up SpaghettiO’s (yep, you read that right), Salad (with this dressing), Carrots Tuesday:  Chicken Shawarma (trying out a new version of this recipe…hoping we like it as much as our usual) Wednesday:  Chili (trying a new recipe recommended by a friend) Thursday:  Chicken Tacos, […]

Weekly Menu:  February 5, 2018

Weekly Menu: February 5, 2018

I’m running a little late with my menu planning this week, which means I’m tempted to not even make a plan.  But two wrongs don’t make a right…..can I get an amen?  So I sat myself down and made a plan for the rest of […]

Weekly Menu:  January 29, 2018

Weekly Menu: January 29, 2018

Monday:  Grilled Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli Tuesday:  Southwest Shepherd’s Pie (a version from this book, with extra veggies) Wednesday:  Chicken Corn Chowder, Salad Thursday:  BBQ Meatloaf (a version of this), Roasted Cabbage Friday:  Our (birthday dinner for my daughter)

Weekly Menu:  January 22, 2018

Weekly Menu: January 22, 2018

Monday:  Roast Chicken and Vegetable Soup Tuesday:  Thai Basil Beef with Cauliflower Rice and Steamed Broccoli Wednesday:  White Chicken Chili Thursday:  Tacos (ground beef with this seasoning), Skillet Corn (similar to this, but without the salad/mayo part)

Weekly Menu:  January 15, 2018

Weekly Menu: January 15, 2018

Monday:  Stuffed Peppers (a version of this) Tuesday:  Dirty Cauliflower Rice with Sausage (will make both regular rice and cauliflower rice) Wednesday:  Sheet-pan Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables Thursday:  Out for daughter’s birthday dinner Friday:  Bruswick-ish Stew (from this book) Notes: I’ll prep all the vegetables […]

Weekly Menu:  January 8, 2018

Weekly Menu: January 8, 2018

Monday:  Darn Good Chili Tuesday:  Sheet Pan BBQ Pork Chops and Potatoes (from this book), Steamed Broccoli Wednesday:  Vegetable Soup (a version of this, ground beef instead of chickpeas), Grilled Cheese Thursday:  Chicken Pot Pie (this filling, different crust….probably store-bought) Friday:  Leftovers/Out

Quiet/Move/Eat

Quiet/Move/Eat

  So we’re almost 2 weeks into November and I’ve gotten into a good routine that I think will get me through the holiday season feeling rested and happy rather than tired and crabby. Please note: this is the minimal effort required for me to […]

Holiday Party Game Plan

Holiday Party Game Plan

  It’s a week into December, and if you’re like me, you’ve already attended at least one holiday party and have a few more in the coming weeks. And hopefully you navigated that party easily….meaning you didn’t wake up the next morning with a hangover […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

  Yeah, I know it’s November 1st, not January 1st, but today got me thinking….. How many times have you hit this time of year, standing right on the edge of the holiday season, feeling helpless as you stare into your future of parties, gift […]

Spaghetti Squash in the Slow Cooker

Spaghetti Squash in the Slow Cooker

The slow cooker is by far the easiest way to cook a spaghetti squash……the hardest part is thinking ahead to get it in the slow cooker, but it’s worth the extra time! Using a skewer or long, thin knife (I use a stainless steel kabab […]


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The slow cooker is by far the easiest way to cook a spaghetti squash……the hardest part is thinking ahead to get it in the slow cooker, but it’s worth the extra time!

Using a skewer or long, thin knife (I use a stainless steel kabab skewer), poke about a dozen holes in the squash.  Add about an inch of water to your slow cooker, then the squash.  Cover and cook on high 4 hours, or low for 8 hours.  Check the squash about an hour before you need it by pressing on it carefully…..if gives under gentle pressure, it’s ready.  You can cook it longer, but the longer it cooks, the less spaghetti-like the flesh will be.  Once it’s cooked to your liking, carefully remove the squash and place on a cutting board, cut in half length-wise, and scoop out the flesh.