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.
– 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.
– 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.