I love spaghetti squash. Every time I go to the grocery store, I pick one up knowing it will be put to good use. And, like all my produce, I feel a self-induced pressure to eat them within a week or so. However due to Thanksgiving, we had to save the squash for this past weekend.
I had high hopes of teaching the hubby how to master the preparing of spaghetti squash since I adore it so. I told him to rinse it and make several ‘stabs’ like you would a potato pre-baking. He took the stab very literally and sliced that sucker through. Argh. No worries, we just kept poking other parts and it was still very much in tact.
After micro-ing it until the outside was soft, we removed it and I had Zach cut it in half.
He did. And asked “are there supposed to be worms in here?” I was thinking that the stringy meat or seeds was what he was talking about. Nope.
This is what we found. And honestly I almost threw up in my mouth a bit. The squash seeds started to sprout within. Sooo disgusting. I’m sure we could have removed them and ate the good stuff, but I was pretty scarred at that point. I’m wondering what the heck caused this??? Overripe? Too long in front of a window? Zach’s stab wounds?
On to another topic while I have your attention.
Last night some friends were in the country that we hadn’t seen for quite some time. So I did what I never do and actually went out on a work night. I was very concerned as to what time I was going to eat dinner since I have strict 8p cutoff that I never ever disobey.
As 7p came upon on with no food in sight, I got anxious. Even more so at 720p. Then finally after 730p, we opted to go next store to a cafe to get food. My order was in by 745p. I had 15 minutes to receive and gobble my food.
My food (vegetable and black bean soup) arrived at 8p. EEEEEEeeeeep. What do I do? You may think I’m silly but I seriously never break my 8p rule unless it is a holiday or I’m on vacation.
What did I do? I ate it. And it was good. And I felt guilty as hell.
I tried to stay up an extra 15 minutes as if that would combat it. Oh the little mind tricks we play.
Well you know what? I gained a 1lb since yesterday. Hurumph. That tells me I should never eat past 8p again (yes I’m being a wee bit sarcastic). The 1lb could be water weight, natural fluctuations, etc. But I’m still bummed.
Okay that’s all I have to share
Have you seen “worms” in your squash?
How can I release my hold on my 8p-rule???