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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Don't Try This At Home!

We love spaghetti squash! I knew better but the instructions said to puncture a few holes and microwave it whole 5 minutes per pound. I always cut them in half, scoop out the seeds and bake them, cut side down with about half an inch of water. I sometimes bake them in the oven and sometimes in the microwave. I've never tried cooking it whole and I thought . . it's so hard to cut them in half when they're raw, maybe cooking it whole would be great. Then, I thought . . I'm not so sure poking holes is enough so I poked about 10 holes even though the instructions said to poke a "few" holes. I set the microwave for 5 minutes, checked it, then set it for 5 more minutes and thankfully, walked away. When it exploded, it blew open the microwave door and there was spaghetti squash *everywhere*. I'll go back to my usual way of cooking spaghetti squash! Judy


  • ROFL! Oh my goodness. We LOVE spaghetti squash, but I'll make sure never to try that method. I can't believe it actually blew the door open...that's crazy! :)

    By Blogger France, at 3/11/2006 12:49:00 PM  

  • Oh no! Sorry for your mess, but thanks for the story (the picture was great, too).

    By Blogger debby, at 3/11/2006 01:19:00 PM  

  • thanks for sharing! it could not have been fun to clean up, but, a nice chuckle shared.

    By Blogger cher, at 3/11/2006 04:39:00 PM  

  • Looks like a big mess. I hope you had other plans for dinner.

    By Blogger dot, at 3/11/2006 04:49:00 PM  

  • Oh Judy, I'm so sorry for such a mess...LOL..sorry that it's making me laugh. It's really not funny, but I suppose if we don't laugh, we'll cry.
    Hugs for exploding squash, Finn

    P.S. The fans look wonderful on the picture just below here..great job!

    By Blogger Finn, at 3/11/2006 05:55:00 PM  

  • ROFLMAOPIMP...made me LAUGH!!! LOLOL...sorry Judy...but thanks for the visual!

    By Blogger Laurie, at 3/11/2006 06:31:00 PM  

  • bet that is the first and last time you try that !

    By Blogger Patty, at 3/11/2006 09:10:00 PM  

  • My sister makes the greatest spaghetti squash ever- lots of garlic, and to see that poor baby with his entrails now his outrails... well, that's just sad!! Glad to hear no one was hurt- but the squash. I hear taps playing in the background.

    By Blogger Nines, at 3/11/2006 09:27:00 PM  

  • Too funny, Judy! Thanks for giving us a really good chuckle today! Too bad it was your expense....

    By Blogger Vicky, at 3/11/2006 11:15:00 PM  

  • ROFLOL!!!!!!!! still laughing :-) :-) but glad you were okay. hee hee hee

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/12/2006 12:22:00 AM  

  • Hummm - sounds a little bit about my Mom's pressure cooker experience, oh dear! I have had my share of cooking disasters too - thanks for sharing yours.



    By Blogger Evelyn aka Starfishy, at 3/12/2006 03:25:00 AM  

  • My dh sits behind me on the sofa while I sit on the floor using my laptop on the coffee table (he has his on his lap, lol). He saw the picture and said, "Um, perhaps we'll begin to cook ours in the oven?"

    I've never cooked my squash in the oven, but I do use a wide bladed knife to make my holes, and do about 8 good slits.

    Would love to trade spaghetti squash recipes!

    By Blogger QuiltingFitzy, at 3/12/2006 07:52:00 AM  

  • Oh no! I always bake my squash in the microwave whole! I've never had that happen! I tried spaghetti squash for the first time out at my mom's and cooked it whole! Wow am I glad I didn't have to clean up that mess!

    By Blogger Dawn, at 3/12/2006 09:02:00 AM  

  • *ROTFLOLOLOLOOL* Oh JUDY!!!! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has days like this, and Im sure glad you document it all with us complete with pics....*hehehehehe*


    By Blogger Bonnie, at 3/12/2006 10:51:00 AM  

  • Haha! Before I read your words, I thought the picture was about a yarn-dyeing project gone bad.
    Jeanne :)

    By Blogger Jeanne, at 3/12/2006 03:27:00 PM  

  • My sister said to tell you that she was glad to hear that you weren't "squashed"!! She had me rolling over that for quite a while! We are having a girl's night while Grams has the four older grandbabies. Watching Pride and Prejudice and giggling a lot!

    Tell you hubby Happy Birthday!

    By Blogger Sarah, at 3/12/2006 06:30:00 PM  

  • Ohmygosh, Judy! I can't imagine the mess. Hope you can laugh about it now though.

    By Blogger Darcie, at 3/13/2006 06:46:00 AM  

  • I'm glad that you tried it first - I only thought about it!

    Happy Birthday to Vince!

    By Blogger The Calico Cat, at 3/13/2006 11:11:00 AM  

  • DANG! Don't you just hate when that happens?! I've never tried cooking spaghetti squash in the microwave. I think I'll stick to the oven!

    By Blogger Happy Valley Quilter, at 3/13/2006 02:17:00 PM  

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