Weather: weather advisory, heavy rain, yellow leaves swirling by the windows.
What I’m listening to: gusting wind
We experienced a very wet storm over the weekend here on the Kenai Peninsula and have had an unusually soggy September thus far. And that means that for two weekends in a row, the kids have been cooped up indoors. On Sunday afternoon, I decided enough was enough and took all three of the kids to see Finding Nemo in 3D. On the way to the movie theater, we spotted two large caribou near the road, strutting through the colorful fall foliage. Then, on the way home, with our bellies full of popcorn, a massive bald eagle soared low right over our car and across the road. I don’t know how to be anything but thankful for this marvelous place and the memories I get to make with my family here.
Food, of course, is always an integral part of those memories. This Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs is a fun and kid-friendly way to eat your seasonal squash, using it as both the “pasta” and the serving dish. Most kids (and adults, too) love a good meatball. Add your favorite tomato sauce, and sprinkle the whole thing with mozzarella, and you’ve got one fantastically satisfying fall dinner with a beautiful presentation.
I confess that this is the squash I mentioned in my Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup post with which I battled, armed with a solid butcher knife, and lost. Pastor Alaska had to help me cut these in pretty halves for this recipe because they were just too darned stubborn for me to handle. Visit my Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup post to read my tip for handling stubborn squash, inspired first by the making of this recipe.