Saturday, October 15, 2016

surprises

I planted two gardens this year, one at my dad's and the other at the community garden plot.  Each year, I have tried to find one or two things that I have never grown before to experiment with.  This year I chose kale because it is healthy and spaghetti squash at the suggestion of a friend.  Both did well, but I now know that I do not need to plant the entire package of kale seeds.  The biggest surprise is that I actually like spaghetti squash.  I had never planted winter squash of any kind as I do not eat it.  Spaghetti squash proved to be different.  This week I ate it for the first time.  The squash was tasty-I ate it with spaghetti sauce.  It is now on my list of things to plant each year. 

2 comments:

Anita Dualeh said...

We like the spaghetti squash too so thanks for sharing your abundance. The recipe that the boys have eaten best was spaghetti squash pancakes: 1 cup roasted spaghetti squash, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon softened butter, 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. I suppose they liked them because they could put syrup on.

I preferred the savory ones I made with a higher ratio of squash plus ginger, cumin and coriander. Yum.

MelissaS said...

I love spaghetti squash with sauce as a main dish. I make it for my lunches often. Sometimes we add in meatballs.
Not a fan of kale, though I've had it in some protein shakes.
Fun story --every time we do have spaghetti we always quote your dad "remember noodles expand"