Ciao! I can't believe this Thanksgiving break is almost coming to an end :( Tomorrow morning Mama will be driving me back up to school. I had a great time at home with my family. Although there was a few ups and downs here and there, for the most part it was great :)
Breakfast this morning was the same old yogurt mess I had all the other mornings here while I was home, TJ's Plain yogurt, Puffins, and a sliced banana with a glass of milk on the side but it went unpictured. I was debating whether or not to have a yogurt mess or oatmeal, since I found some oats in the kitchen cabinets! I had no idea we had them, but I was happy to know we did! But in the end I went for the yogurt mess. I really wished I had switched it up just one morning :/ I am very indecisive and it is really hard for me to try new things and switch up my eats. Any helpful ideas?
Oats I found in the kitchen cabinet! I didn't know we had them!
At noon I went to my lil sister's basketball game where she kicked some butt, I think she had ten points! I am so proud of her :) Then I came home to have some lunch (which also went unpictured). I had a turkey sandwich on Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Soft 100% Whole Wheat Bread Mama picked up for me at the grocery store. This was the first time having this bread. Overall I thought this bread was good and very soft just like the package said. Although nothing compares to my love Arnold's ;) I also paired my lunch with a Gala apple and some pretzels with a glass of milk.
Now on to the FUN part of the day when I baked my first ever SPAGHETTI SQUASH! After looking at several different recipes on-line I finally decided on one from Food Network. I always go there when I don't know how to make something and it never let's me down!
So here is what I did:Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees and cut the squash in half lengthwise and scraped out all the seeds inside. It reminded me a lot like carving a pumpkin!This is what they should look like after all the seeds are out.Place the squash facedown on a pan filled with about 1/2 cup water and cook for 3o minutes.This is what they looked like after cooking in the oven for 30 minutes. Oh Em Gee I must tell you, the smell was unbelievable!The spaghetti squash looked so good I wanted to eat it right away. I waited for the squash to cool down until I started to scrape the strands from the inside.You can't tell me that does not look good! I was kind of hesitant of scraping the insides out of the squash because I didn't know how it was going to come out but it came out great. I took a kitchen fork and scraped all the insides out. A small whole spaghetti squash will yield a TON of cooked squash! Trust me. I stored all my spaghetti squash in a Tupperware container until I was ready to eat dinner. I also cooked a slice of Perfect Portions Perdue Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast while I cooked my squash.
I have noticed cooking and preparing my meals ahead of time and then refrigerating them works better for me because when the time comes to eat I just want something quick and easy to make. So by making it ahead of time, when I am ready to eat I already have a nice healthy meal to heat up, eat, and enjoy :)
When I was ready to eat dinner all I had to do was heat up some spaghetti squash topped with a lil marinara sauce with a cut up sliced chicken breast on top. It was quick and easy, perfect! I also had a glass of milk with my dinner. The spaghetti squash was INCREDIBLE and I will definitely be making it again sometime soon! It was just like eating pasta but except for it was not...it was SPAGHETTI SQUASH! It was so yummy and I recommend you try it soon if you have not yet! My mom also cooked a homemade lasagna! Half of it was cooked with ground lean meat but the other was cooked with just cheese, since my younger sisters don't really like meat. They are EXTREMELY picky eaters!
Well I must press POST before my computer dies on me! I hope you have a great Sunday night and a great end to your Thanksgiving break :)