No Kitchen Dinner: Microwave Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Bolognase

While perusing the aisles at Trader Joe’s, I came across these two items and I immediately grabbed them. They must be new-ish because I hadn’t seen them before and they are perfect for cooking without a stove/oven.

You just microwave the Spaghetti Squash in the bag and shred it, per the package instructions. I added some garlic salt and a little ghee to give it more flavor.  Then you microwave the Turkey Bolognase and top the spaghetti squash.

Done.  A healthy and delicious dinner ready in minutes.

Kitchen Remodel Report, part 1:


I just realized how long it’s been since I’ve updated here! We actually started our kitchen remodel, so I haven’t been able to get as creative in the kitchen as I’d like, but I do have some recipes I keep meaning to share. Life has just been so crazy busy, you know!?

Let’s start at the beginning.  Our kitchen has need a remodel since we first bought the house. It was always in the plans, it was just more of a long-term project.  Well, the day finally came and we just tore the place apart. We were going to try to do it piece-meal, but Lord knows that’s not how it was actually going to go. The kitchen is almost gutted (trying to keep the sink as long as possible) and has been quite the treasure hunt.

The walls and ceiling were covered in wood paneling. We took that down and discovered why. There are holes and cracks galore. I would suggest investing in a company that makes spackle, because we have a LOT of mudding in our future. And I am in no way exaggerating. 

Also, the paneling was put on with approximately 2.657 million nails AND industrial strength wood glue.

I have spent way too many hours scraping glue. I found this industrial adhesive remover which has helped tremendously, but it is still been a serious chore. 

I’ve never been one for feng shui, but my house is such a disaster area right now and it has my anxiety on high alert.  I’m cooking almost exclusively in my Instant Pot and microwave which are located in the living room and on the floor by the front door, respectively. It’s not ideal, but you know what? We are making it work somehow. We are in the “what were we thinking? This will never be done. Is this just our life now?” phase, but I know it will get done and we will be so happy with it.

I just wish we had done it in the summer and not during my favorite cooking/baking time of year!  Oh well.  Lesson learned.