Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Here is the original recipe. We basically followed it, except we had to cut the spaghetti squash into 8 pieces in order to fit it into the crock pot (ours is only 4 quarts).  However everything fit that way- including the whole pound of italian sausage.  The only sausage I could find had sugar and was highly processed.  I have yet to find any pre-made sausage without these problems.  We also left out the hot pepper relish.  I’m not sure how much of a difference it would have made.

Pros:

– It was really easy to put together; the squash did really just fall apart into noodles! I felt like we were doing a science experiment. 🙂

– It was a whole meal- unlike other recipes, you didn’t have to come up with sides to make it satisfying.

Cons:

– If you have Fibromyalgia or any other pain condition, the spaghetti squash will seem pretty hard to cut. You need a good knife and some serious leverage. When it’s ripe, it’s pretty tough.

– It’s incredibly Italian. My family doesn’t really like Italian, and they’re not a big fan of the spaghetti squash taste.  The spicy sausage helped cut down the richness, but it wasn’t enough.  The leftovers didn’t get eaten.

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