Friday, February 22, 2013

How Not To Do A Food Post

Today I’m going to try my hand at a food post.  I’m going to share with you a recipe I came up with a couple of nights ago.

1.  Put a whole spaghetti squash in the oven for 60 minutes at 375 degrees.

2.  While that is cooking make marinara sauce per Healthy Living How To recipe. Put in saucepan and simmer.

3.  Brown 1 lb. of grass-fed ground beef.  Add to marinara sauce.

4.  Take spaghetti squash out of oven and cut lengthwise.

5.  Realize you are a dumbass and that what you have is, in fact, butternut squash.

6.  Curse.  Any four-letter word will do here.

7.  Listen to your kids whining about how hungry they are.

8.  Come to the realization that you are just going to have to make this work.

9.  Come to the realization that you have no idea how to cut up a butternut squash.
Google “how to cut up butternut squash”.

10.  Repeat step 7.

11.  Repeat step 6 liberally.

12.  Randomly take a knife to butternut squash and hack away until you have bite-sized pieces of edible parts of butternut squash.

13.  Come to the realization that because you followed the directions for cooking spaghetti squash and not butternut squash about half of the pieces are not fully cooked and are rather hard.  Call it “al dente squash” and proceed to step 14.

14.  Pour meaty marinara sauce over al dente butternut squash.

15.  Gloat to your family about how you just came up with a new recipe.

16.  Share your newfound wisdom on your blog or social media of your choice.

Bon appétit!

Butternut Squash with Meaty Marinara Sauce.  Yeah, I meant to make this.


  1. Today I’m going to try my hand survival warehouse emergency food at a food post. I’m going to share with you a recipe I came up with a couple of nights ago.

  2. You crack me up! You also cook like I do. Lots of cussing and nothing comes out like it was intended. My question is: Did they eat it? The moment my fam hears the "shit" escape from my mouth, they swear off eating it.

    1. My husband did. The kids decided it would be better to starve. If you ignored the hard pieces, it was actually pretty good.

  3. LOL! Rolling here. I think I might agree with your kids about the crazy part. Way to make it work anyway.

    1. Thanks! It really wasn't too bad. I may make it again on purpose. Minus the undercooked squash part of course.

  4. I do that every so often....Thank goodness for Little Caesar's $5 pizza down the street :)