Well hello there! It has been raining quite a bit here in Vegas. The strange thing about working in a hotel is that you really don’t have concept of day or time. So when I got in my car yesterday, I was a bit surprised
to see rain drops falling on my windshield. I will say that I welcome the rain with open arms. Aside from it having the lazy effect on you. You know, when it rains it’s the urge you have to want to snuggle up in comfy pjs, blankets, and bake treats. I made brownies yesterday since I was suffering from the lazy effect. That’s the excuse I’m going with.
The only other motivation after getting off work yesterday was cooking up a spaghetti squash.
This is my first spaghetti squash of the season and I couldn’t wait to enjoy it! I went back and forth
between savory and sweet, but after the boy suggested brown sugar I decided to see what sort of side I can make of it. Not that I don’t love brown sugar, but one scoop of this will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
With cinnamon, buttery pecans, and a hint of brown sugar, this would make the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving.
Brown Sugar Pecan Spaghetti Squash (serves 6-8)
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
To cook up the spaghetti squash in the microwave, start by poking about 10 holes in it with a fork (so it doesn’t explode). Place in microwave for about 10-12 minutes.
When squash is done, let cool and slice.
Shred with a fork.
In other pan, toast pecans on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Add butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon to pan. Mix well until all ingredients are combined.
Dish out squash and top with mixture. Enjoy!
Since this is slightly sweet, it is just perfect for a side dish.
I think this will be on my menu for Thanksgiving. Swanky boyfriend and I would like to host it this year. I think it’d be a blast.
Other Swanky Scoop:
Tonight I decided to use a Living Social deal for a spray tan. I have gotten a couple in the past without much success. I either looked super dark and super streaky. So, why try again you might ask? You see, I have my 10 year (10 year!!) high school reunion this Saturday. I figured why not give it one more go and hopefully be slightly less pale.
Ok I look a bit dorky, but what do you think??
It’s hard to tell but I am really pleased with the results. It is subtle, which is good for this white girl.
I am so happy that it’s Friday tomorrow! Yay! I’ll be sure to tell you all about my reunion.
Would you or did you go to your 10 year high school reunion? What is your favorite way to cook up spaghetti squash?