Spaghetti squash!October 24, 2011
Squash is a funny thing. Some people totally love it, but some people scrunch up their nose when you talk about it. I used to be a nose-scruncher until I learned how yummy it is and how many different kinds there are. Squash is usually a fall vegetable, even though there are some kinds that you can get early in the year, like zucchini and yellow squash. You’ve probably tried those and didn’t even realize that they were in the squash family!
My favorite is spaghetti squash. It’s yellow and oval, and you cut it in half and bake it. When you take it out, you scrape out the insides with a fork and it comes out looking just like spaghetti! I like to eat it with butter and parmesan cheese, but my parents eat it with red sauce like they’re eating real noodles! Ask your parents to try it sometime. It’s a really great afternoon snack, too!
Party time!October 19, 2011
I have been waiting to tell you about the party we’re going to have on Monday at school! We are going to make popcorn balls and caramel apples, two of my favorite things. To make the caramel apples, we’re using green Granny Smith apples (because those are the sour ones that taste best with the sweet caramel) and my teacher is getting the right kind of caramel.
My teacher said she’ll bring in a crockpot to melt the caramel and we will each poke a stick into the apple and dip it in the caramel! Then, we will lay them on waxed paper to cool before wrapping them in plastic and bringing them home.
Mom said I have to wait until after dinner to eat mine. I hope I have room though, because she made an awesome fall dinner with my favorite kind of squash: spaghetti.
More about spaghetti squash later!
Kooky and spooky!October 17, 2011
Tee he he he he, hoah ha ha ha ha!
I’ve been practicing my best witch laugh all weekend and I think it’s driving my parents crazy! Halloween is in a week and I’m going to compete in the Best Witch laugh competition at school next Monday. Do you know what you’re going to be yet?
I think I’m going to be a fortune teller. I just love the fortune teller costume at Build-A-Bear Workshop, so I’ll base my costume off of that. I think I’m going to get a little bouncy ball and cover it with foil for my crystal ball. I hope I can make my whole costume; it’s more fun that way!
Talk to you later!