Spaghetti squash, multigrain pasta, kale chips, and honey & rutabaga cake

I was very pleased with tonight’s dinner. The main dish was spaghetti squash seasoned with lemon juice, cumin, curry, garlic powder, chili powder, onion flakes, and a little bit of pepper and a little bit of salt. I also made a little bit of multigrain pasta, which looking back was probably unnecessary, especially since spaghetti squash contains carbohydrates. I also prepared a side of kale chips (yum!), and for dessert … a slice of honey and rutabaga cake. I thought it all tasted great. Hubby not so much, which is really disappointing. He doesn’t like squash. The thing is, neither do I. But I thought that I’d prepared the spaghetti squash in a way that made it not squashy tasting. He insisted it still tasted like squash. I’m a little upset, to be honest, but not trying to take it personally. I am considering serving him Hamburger Helper tomorrow as a little jab.

Gaaaah…keep telling myself, “Don’t take it personally. Don’t take it personally.” He and I talked, and he did agree that when the kids are older, he will eat the squash and pretend he likes it! I’m not dealing with any of that, “But Daddy doesn’t eat it,” shenanigans.

Have you tried spaghetti squash before? What’s your favorite way to prepare it?

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  1. Good for you, such a healthy and yummy-sounding meal! My husband loves spaghetti squash cooked like traditional spaghetti. His mom taught me to cut the squash in half, boil it, remove the seeds and such, and scoop out the spaghetti part. Then that part gets mixed with tomato sauce and ground beef. I put it either in a glass baking dish or back into the shell of the squash, then bake it with cheese on top. Delicious!

    1. I’ve had a few different people tell me now that they like it with spaghetti sauce, so I think I need to give it a try. Who know? Maybe Hubby will like it that way?! Thanks for the recipe…I’m going to try it next week!

    1. It looks a little like a pale yellow football. That’s the best way I can describe it! The soup is definitely a good idea, but I’m still hoping I can bring Hubby around without hiding it. I’m going to make it again this week and smother it with sausage, cheese, and spaghetti sauce. J will eat anything with cheese or bacon!

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