Recipe & Baby Tricks

Happy Friday Eve!

Now that fall has sprung, spaghetti squash is all the craze.  I typically crave carbs this time of year so making squash is much more guilt free than using pasta.  (6g carbs versus 40g with pasta.)

Preheat oven to 375.  Meanwhile, halve the squash and remove seeds. (You can save these seeds and prepare them like you would pumpkin seeds.)

spaghetti squash

scoop seeds out of squash

Pierce with fork and lay flesh side down in baking dish.

Bake 40 mins or until you poke with a fork easily.  Once done, use a fork or spoon to scrape out the flesh.  I heated mine in a pan to remove some of the moisture.


I put the chicken in a separate glass dish and baked it along with the squash.  My chicken was seasoned with 21 Seasoning Salute from Trader Joes.  It’s a seasoning that can work for anything!

I also cut up grape tomatoes, black olives and drizzled them with olive oil, parsley, salt and pepper.

spaghetti squash recipe chicken with spaghetti

It was so light and fabulous!

Now onto baby problems…

Quinn has had thrush and was prescribed Nystatin which I didn’t think made a difference; I basically boiled everything repeatedly for nothing.  Her doctor said she wasn’t sure it even was thrush and could have been milk residue but, just in case, Gentian Violet was prescribed.

I was worried.  I heard so many horror stories about this evil purple dye staining everything!  The first night, I put Quinn in the bathtub so I didn’t have to worry about her staining clothing and I could wipe her face easily.  She had purple on her chin, lips, hands, feet, and eventually her pajamas.  Sigh…it was like she ate Barney.

I started wondering how I could prevent this so on night #2 I spotted my coconut oil I had left out.  A-HA!  I figured the oil would block the stain from soaking in to her skin and I was right!

use coconut oil with gentian violet coconut oil

I made sure to massage the oil on her cheeks, lips, chin, chest, hands and toes.

massage baby

As you can see, she only had a little bit on her lip which was gone the next morning.  So much better!

gentian violet on baby

no purple hands

I need to get to bed!  This momma is tired and I will explain why tomorrow!


What is your favorite way to use spaghetti squash?

Do you have any tips for using Gentian Violet?

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