The days (and especially nights) are chillier. To me this signals all sorts of wonderful things, one of them being SQUASH. I love squash. I love it enough to use one of those little heart symbols about it. I ❤ squash. For dinner last night I was free to indulge my hankerings to the fullest as Tyler was away and therefore I was not required to cook something with meat in it (according to him this is how wives should keep their husbands happy).
Recipe Name: Mmmm Squash.
Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash, 1 can diced tomatoes, salt/pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese
Steps: 1.) Cook squash (cut in half, scoop out sides, place halves face down on cookie sheet and cook at 375 for 45 minutes)
2.) Scoop out center of squash with a fork
3.) Mix in everything else, to taste.
This made two gigantic, enormous, stuff-your-face sized portions. I had half for dinner and the rest today for lunch. Good: It was easy. Better: It was delicious. Best: Even with the cheese and oil, still a low-calorie dish!
After dinner I got down to business making a cozy for my teapot. I had no real plans so this evolved in the moment. I’m not entirely happy with it, but I was able to satisfy my love for acorns without actually stealing any from the squirrels. The cozy is made from an old sweater that I recycled. One of the sweater cuffs also become a coffee mug warmer. They match : ). I made the cozy by cutting four equally sized panels and stitching them together, matching them so the hem of the sweater became the bottom of the cozy. I stitched these together, left an opening for the spout, and turned over the “collar” and stitched that too. I cut out some acorn shapes from felt and used some simple stitches to affix them to the wool. I was going for kind of a cute, funky effect so I didn’t try too hard to make it perfect. I have a much more sophisticated idea for a cozy for my french press so I wanted this one to be a little fun.