Yum! Garlicky Goodness

I’m off today (LOVE all the holidays I get working for a bank!) and I really needed some stuff from the store.  So I headed out to the Walmart that’s 5+ miles away instead of the one that’s 1/2 mile away. Why? Well, my Walmart decided to remodel and in their infinite wisdom decided people apparently really don’t need the computer that tells them which size wiper blades are needed for their car.  And while I was pretty sure I knew which size was needed, I didn’t want to chance it. So I headed to the other Walmart today.

On the way over I got stuck behind a car that kept going 30-35 in a 45, that is until I had to stop at the light and then I swear they then went faster.  I also saw a cop car with its emergency lights going behind me. So I waited until the cop car got closer, moved over like a good little driver (this is a 4 lane each direction road, btw) because one never knows what lane the cop is going to need or where they will need to turn, etc.  Jerk then went slow AND decided a couple of times to stop!  Now, I know I can’t pass this vehicle, so I’m watching him trying to figure out what he’s doing.  I think he was just being a jerk, because after about a minute he turned off his lights and went on his merry way.  Grrr!

So I finally get to Walmart, find a spot and headed in to shop. By this time I was really craving a Totino’s Party Pizza.  No idea why, I just really wanted one. I also saw snack packs (6-8 pieces) of candy bars for $1 each.  BUT, I did good and did not get any of those, or the pizza.  Instead I got a Weight Watcher’s pizza since I knew if I got Totino’s, I’d eat the entire thing. I also got a butternut squash and a spaghetti squash.

Butternut squash was my “I’m going to try something new” item a month or two ago. And surprise, I really like it! A lot of recipes/information I found has it being made with sweet /unhealthy items like brown sugar and butter.  So I went searching and found this recipe at Allrecipes.com.  Very yummy, and I don’t think I’ll be using the cheese this time.  The garlic provides a very nice contrast to the flavoring of the squash.  And that’s what I have in the oven right now, so my place smells of garlicky goodness. Here’s the recipe:

Garlicky Baked Butternut Squash


  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 1/2 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large bowl, combine the parsley, oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add squash and toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to an ungreased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or until squash is just tender.

Now to figure out what to do with the spaghetti squash…


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