An Open Apology to the Spaghetti Squash
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An Open Apology to the Spaghetti Squash

Dear Spaghetti Squash-
I’m so sorry I made you so mad. I know, I know….its that time of the year, isn’t it?  I pay no attention to you all year until Fall when you are most abundant, most flavorful and let’s face it, cheaper.   
Sure, you are a little large and sometimes hard to find in the grocery stores. I know people just walk past you–its not you though, it’s them. They just don’t know how to handle you or know what to do with you. I wish I could tell everyone just how easy you are to handle and that your deliciousness comes through when baked or microwaved. Or that you bring a smile to everyone-young and old-when I comb your lovely strands of flesh out with a fork.  You blend ever so sweetly with any kind of marinara or spaghetti sauce and take to a sprinkling of Parmesan ever so gently. You are full of fiber, vitamins and minerals (Vitamin A, Vitamin C and calcium) and have only 42 calories per cup.
In fact, if you compare yourself to pasta (which you really shouldn’t as you both have exceptionally redeeming qualities), you are lower in calories, lower in fat and lower in carbohydrates.  You can save 179 calories per cup by hanging out with you.

So I apologize to you, my friend. I hope you can forgive me. I promise to pay more attention to you now that you are front and center. I get that you are angry–but did you really have to do this to my microwave today?

5 Comments
  • Shelley Rael
    Posted at 13:06h, 19 October

    Very funny! I think I have that microwave, but I make my butter mad!

  • nutrisavvysblog
    Posted at 14:40h, 19 October

    Love your narrative. Very clever!!

    Interesting: I just baked a 'pumpkin' squash for the first time. I cut the top of and scraped out the insides then wrapped 3 times in foil to bake at 400 degrees. It worked and the skin peeled right off! Was so worried I'd end up with a mess.

    BTW: My microwave has endured worse than a squash explosion. lol!!!

  • robinplotkin
    Posted at 17:15h, 19 October

    Shelley-I make my butter mad sometimes, too! It tells me over and over to cover it, but I get in a hurry sometimes!

    @nutrisavvy-thanks so much for your comment! What did you do with your pumpkin after you baked it?

    Also should mention, that I use the microwave initially to soften the skin so I can pierce it with a knife. I then cut it in 1/2 to either bake or micro. Not sure what happened today!

  • Edible Nutrition
    Posted at 22:41h, 19 October

    Oh my! What a hoot! So, I'm guessing this did not make it to the table?? Note, my labs love spaghetti squash…so if this happens again… ;o)

  • nutritioulicious
    Posted at 18:00h, 04 January

    Robin, this is hilarious! Love the way you wrote this post!!