Simplicity seems to be my goal this week. This morning when I woke up I felt the need in my soul for the simple things.

What did I do? I made stuffed spaghetti squash.



My ingredients:

1 spaghetti squash (Thank you Karen and Summer from sharing your garden horde with me)

1 Tbs butter

½ cup of mozzarella cheese

1 whole carrot peeled and grated

1 cup fresh chopped mushrooms

1 clove freshly grated garlic

1 chicken breast cut up and cooked in chunks

After roasting the spaghetti squash for an hour let it cool and then take out the meat and put it into a bowl. Then cook up your ingredients and then place them all into the two shells and sprinkle generously with mozzarella cheese and bake for 35 minute on 450 degrees. Perfect. I hate one half and I have another half for later.

See simple, nothing complicated. Nothing too hard to do. My mind could absorb and do the tasks I wanted. I did not have to rely on my caregiver. She could sit and eat her lunch while I chopped, grated, peeled, and cooked up my meal. It turned out amazing. These are the types of meals that I enjoy making and eating.

Why is simple important to me? I love the fall season. I love the smells, the soups, the squashes, the recipes, the warm fuzzy socks and pajama’s. I just love fall. I needed to fall in love with the simple things of fall. Simple allows me to be comfortable. I can laugh, be silly, smell, savor, and just indulge in the things that make me who I am.

This last bout of surgery didn’t go well for me. It became complicated. It became overwhelming. The worse part was this morning I had to call the medical supply company, whom I needed to fire and get a new one due to the fact that they do not know what they are doing. I’m not being paid to do their job and it felt like that was all I was doing. If you can’t figure out and help me get drainage bags for my compressor machine for the humidifier then what use are you to me? I felt angry. I felt the violent side of myself coming out. I hated it. I don’t like feeling violent emotionally. I love calm, peaceful, warm, smooth, and fuzzy. Simple. I didn’t get that this morning. That is probably why I created this recipe this morning. I wanted simple, loving, calm, and pleasant experience today.

Cultivate simple is something I am aiming to do more of in my life. How do you cultivate simple in life? What is one of your favorite fall recipes?

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