Spaghetti & Squash

This is a little something pretty that we whipped up this afternoon.  It has so many things I love such as bridal veil (spirea), ranunculus, parrot tulips (it amazes me how many people actually think that parrot tulips look like they're dying because of their frilly, feathery edges), allium and garden roses.   It's comfortable filled out with some hydrangea.


But what I really want to tell you about tonight is the dinner I made for myself.  Last night after returning from Lake Geneva's adorable Chapel by the Spring, I roasted 2 butternut squash with garlic hoping to serve them over quinoa.  However, the only package of quinoa I had left was a bit *ahem* old, and I was tired and left the squash for later while I fell asleep working on a crossword.


Upon coming home after an expectedly long and unexpectedly incredibly pleasant day I was starving.  So I carved out the squash and garlic and mixed them in a bowl.  I chopped 1/2 a shallot and sauteed it with a little more garlic (I apologize now to whomever will have to run on the treadmill next to me tomorrow morning).  Added some paprika, garam masala, the infamous S & P, and added it to spaghetti.  I even toasted a few walnut and topped it all off with a Spanish manchego-like cheese.  My photo below doesn't really do these tastes justice.  It's nothing exciting, for some reason I'm super excited about it.

The thunder just began.  What's that they say about April showers bring May flowers?