Showing posts from October, 2011

Random Cuteness


A Recent Pie


Spaghetti Squash Marinara

This week, I cooked my first spaghetti squash!   I have to be honest, though.   I wasn't feeling well, so I didn't actually eat my meal!   The kids would have liked it less spicy.

Spaghetti Squash Marinara (from Better Homes and Gardens)

1 medium spaghetti squash (2 1/2 to 3 lbs.) --This seems too small, but trust me, it will produce a lot of strands!
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 (16 oz.) can whole tomatoes, cut up (On a cooking show, I once saw the chef say whole tomatoes were best because they go through the least number of steps in the processing/canning process; a food processor makes them more kid-friendly).   I only find 14.5 oz. cans in the store.
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper (maybe cut back to avoid making it too spicy)
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Halve squash lengthwise (nice heavy knife); scoop out seeds.   Place squash, cut side down, in a baking dish.   With a fork, prick the …

Tuesday Folder 10/18/2011

This was meant to be last week's Tuesday folder, but blogging has taken its place behind our family activities.   Time to catch up a little!

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes
We did some serious shoe shopping two weeks ago.   It's the first time we've had to buy multiple pairs of shoes for several children.   In the past, we've had shoes handed down or shoes bought on clearance the year before and put away until they fit.   They were all very happy with their shoes.   For each of the girls, I gave in on one pair of cute, non-sensible shoes.   E has not worn hers yet, so no pictures, but C wore her to RE (Religious Education) and mass.   I think she's still in shock that we bought them.

Her new dress that she calls her "Annie" dress--such a sweet, classic little-girl dress!

Since we don't have any living grandparents, I feel like I have to buy some of the frivolous things grandparents today often buy.   Mama would have bought these for her!

Fall Decorating I think I e…