What we'll do for our spouses. He was right the right knife makes all the difference. (Not related).

Midland, Michigan
April 1, 2021 4:52pm CST
I'll get the knife part of our the way first. I enjoy a spaghetti squash from time to time but haven't been having them lately because I can't cut them in half any more. My husband saw the knife I was using which I use for most of my kitchen tasks. It was a steak knife. He suggested one of the longer knives that most cooks would be more familiar with than I am. It took me three different knives before I found one I could work with. First I poked a hole in the squash and nuked it a bit then tried to cut it. I also used a hammer because there's not a lot of strength in my hands and I need to save them for work. Now I can eat them once again. I'm having spaghetti squash with pesto on top for supper. My husband loves asparagus and it was on sale for $.99 per pound this week. He bought one bunch. He doesn't like them crunchy so wanted them cooked in water before we fried or baked them which I did earlier today. When I checked them they seemed cooked enough but later when I was putting them into the baking dish I discovered the tops were soft but the bottoms weren't. I separated the two sections and he'll get mostly the tops while I'll eat the bottom section. I'm going to have a small portion of the tops but I'm not picky and should be fine with the bottoms. He's eating spaghetti with marinara sauce and we're both having the asparagus.
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@marlina (121456)
• Canada
1 Apr
Not easy to cut those things, same with the rutabaga
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Apr
I tried the rutabaga once and will probably never get them again even though they make a good seasoned fry.
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@RebeccasFarm (26773)
• Denver, Colorado
1 Apr
You squashed it with the hammer
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Apr
No. The hammer helped get the knife to the bottom so I could separate the halves. You're probably joshing me but just in case.
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• Denver, Colorado
3 Apr
@MarshaMusselman No I wasnt lol I am dumbo at times haha
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• Midland, Michigan
4 Apr
@RebeccasFarm Haha aren't we all.
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@Lucky15 (36790)
• Philippines
1 Apr
I am like you, marsha. always pick the same knife only to find out there's a better knife to use
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Apr
Whatever are we going to do with ourselves?
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@prinzcy (22631)
• Malaysia
4 Apr
Same here. I would usually use the small knife. When someone took my small knife, I would use the bigger knife, only to find out it cuts better. Sigh.
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• Midland, Michigan
4 Apr
@prinzcy maybe we afraid well cut ourselves if we use the larger knives.
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@CarolDM (126980)
• United States
1 Apr
I love asparagus but cannot eat it crunchy either. Wow, you used a hammer. Whatever works.
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• Midland, Michigan
3 Apr
I've been using a hammer for several years now. Even with the larger knife I need it.
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@kaylachan (16765)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
1 Apr
That's good then that you both found something you both like.
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Apr
With the asparagus or supper itself?
@LadyDuck (334448)
• Switzerland
2 Apr
I also like asparagus and I bought them last Tuesday. I like the asparagus still a little firm, not "crunchy" but not too soft.
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• Midland, Michigan
3 Apr
I asked a few people how much of it to use and most cut more of the bottom than I have before so I may try it again if it's on sale longer.
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@LadyDuck (334448)
• Switzerland
3 Apr
@MarshaMusselman I cut the bottom and keep the green part only of the asparagus.
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• Midland, Michigan
8 Apr
@LadyDuck I broke odds a bit more than I have in the past and what I cooked today was just as tender as the tips. So now I know how much to use.
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@DaddyEvil (37310)
• United States
2 Apr
I've never tried spaghetti squash and don't like asparagus. I just woke up so it's too late to order Chinese today. *sigh*
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• Midland, Michigan
3 Apr
Well you have something to look forward to when you finally do get some. I hope it'll be as good as you expect.
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@DaddyEvil (37310)
• United States
5 Apr
@MarshaMusselman I'm not trying asparagus. I've read reviews from people and am not interested in stinky pee.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Apr
@DaddyEvil the tips are actually pretty good and it didn't taste like pee at all not that I would know never having had pee before.
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@just4him (240156)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Apr
I can't cut a raw spaghetti squash. Someone recommended baking it first. I think it's 45 minutes in the oven. Then let it cool and do whatever you need to with it. It cuts very easily when baked first.
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• Midland, Michigan
4 Apr
I nuke it first and then once it's in half I've sometimes nuked it to cook it.
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@just4him (240156)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Apr
@MarshaMusselman I've never nuked it. My microwave is too small for that.
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• Midland, Michigan
5 Apr
@just4him My current microwave is the smallest I've ever had but still fit that squash in it. Yours must be very small then. The oven works too. I baked my second half when I baked the asparagus.
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@TheHorse (128271)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Apr
I'm glad you found a knife that works for you.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Apr
Lol. I'm more comfortable with the smaller ones but they don't always get the job done do they?
6 Apr
That nice . Enjoy
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Apr
Lol.