Today is no exception. The most exciting thing that I've done this week:
AKA my second ever spaghetti squash roasting. As a kid my mom always made acorn squash only, so it wasn't until about a year ago that I tried making spaghetti squash. Actually, that might've been the first time I'd eaten it, too. So sad.
I remedied all this hardcore last night by roasting this little puppy and then giving it a litta sizzla in the pan with some aduki beans, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Garlic powder has been in all my foods this week for some reason; I got it for a specific recipe and have since discovered that it adds an interesting and yummy flavor to lots o stuff.
The final product, with some parmesan cheese:
Not too shabby, for a novice. After sauté-ing the squash and beans in our cast iron pan I cranked up the heat and let the bottom turn into a nice crispy pancake. I think this would've been even better had I added some eggs and put it in the oven to bake off--kind of like a savory pancake meets breakfast quiche.
The only other exciting piece of news I have to share is the most recent development in Haruki's busted foot. She is still a complete gimp from cutting open her paw, and because we have opted not to torture her with the cone head that prevents licking, David went to work on another device that could prevent her from licking her back paw but not prevent her (and me!!!) from losing another night's sleep because a certain someone has doggy panic attacks with the cone head on.
And so, I give you, The Pimped Out Paw Pipe!
OK, so it's not really a Pimped Out Paw Pipe, but instead a piece of piping from the hardware store that we stick on Ruki like a boot. There will not be another Kickstarter video for this latest of David's inventions, I'm sorry to say.
But it does seem to be working, as Ruki actually slept last night instead of panting heavily at two hour intervals while trying to climb on top of my chest.
Doesn't she look completely dejected? She doesn't realize that that pipe is the only thing standing between her and the cone. And, in case you are
*Weekend plans? Got any spaghetti squash recipes for me?