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the weekender 09/10/10

Good Morning. I hope everyone does something fun this weekend. It’s well worth it.

Here is some food porn to make you wish you weren’t on that diet: 15 Desserts that Could Replace the Trendy Cupcake.

These are Bakerella’s famous Cake Pops (not credited on site, or at least, I couldn’t find it.) These are the first in a line of crazy cake pops that she’s done. They’re incredibly hard to make. Mine turned out more like cake lumps, but I’m going to try them again.

Apartment Therapy has me wishing I lived under the sea with more marine life art.

Really, it took a lot of effort not to add the giant octopus triptych print as the main photo. Because, I don’t want to be that girl. But you should really check it out. However, the jellyfish is equally stunning.

Here are some old photos of the All-American Cowgirl. My favorite is this cowgirl fashion one.

via Flavorwire.

Before I depart on a Friday filled with work, then fun, I’d like to share this Zen Habits post on The Brief Guide to Life. I’ve been reading it every day. Zen Habits is one of my favorite blogs. This is copied from the site:

the brief guide

less TV, more reading
less shopping, more outdoors
less clutter, more space
less rush, more slowness
less consuming, more creating
less junk, more real food
less busywork, more impact
less driving, more walking
less noise, more solitude
less focus on the future, more on the present
less work, more play
less worry, more smiles

Happy weekend, all. I’m going camping for a birthday and celebrating my friend’s cancer-free body. I hope everyone finds something fantastic to laugh at.

5 minute chocolate cake: this is going to ruin my life

Whenever I’m craving something sweet and chocolate, it’s usually too much effort to actually obtain and the desire passes.

Not anymore. Thanks to Marisa over at New Dress a Day.

Despite having an awesome DIY and recycled fashion site, this girl can whip up a delicious microwavable chocolate cake in 5 minutes. Click on the link above for the recipe.

spaghetti squash toss

There are some things you cook, and after your first bite you realize that they’re probably going to be a kitchen staple food. That happened tonight. After our first bite, we realized that we were in love with this colorful and tasty bit.

Spaghetti Squash Toss
The biggest thing to fear with spaghetti squash is a bland taste. You will not find that here.

1 spaghetti squash
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp minced garlic
1 small onion, diced
1 can of diced tomatoes (fresh would be perfect, unfortunately, I was out. If you use fresh tomatoes, probably two would do. You also might want to add some salt to the recipe.)
3 cups fresh spinach
2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried oregano
shredded Parmesan to taste
1/4 cup of feta cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare the spaghetti squash but cutting it lengthwise and spooning out the seeds. Once gutted, place the two sides flat face down in a baking dish with about 1/4 inch of water. Baker for 30 minutes. Then pull it out of the oven, and turn the squash face-up, and cook for an additional 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pan, sautee the onion and garlic until soft and aromatic. Then add the can of drained tomatoes, sautee for a minute. Then add the spinach, basil, oregano, and parsley. Stir until it is cooked down.

Once the squash is finished, take it out, drain the water, and spoon out all of the spaghetti-like goodness into a big bowl. I let my boyfriend do this part. I’m teaching him how to cook.

Toss in the sauteed mixture. At this point you can also add a little Parmesan, and about 1/4 cup of feta cheese. Or you can opt out of this.

prep: 10 min.
cook: 45 min.