DIY Cherry Pit Remover

Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day. I feel bad saying "Happy Mermorial Day. It just hits me wrong because people are mourning this day. However I understand the celebration. I am thankful for our service men and I pray for them and their families.

I will not be doing much celebrating today. Its a regular work day for me. However, when I get home, me and Nick plan to cook out some tuna steaks with trimmings and relax around the house.

Since it is a holiday and many will be cooking out, that means a lot of fruit salads and desserts will be made. Some of those will include cherries. Cherry is also my favorite flavor of anything sweet. Due to the expense, I dont get to purchase them much. To my happy suprise,They were on sale at Walmart this weekend so I bought a pound or so.

Before I head to work, I want to share with you this really cool idea of getting out of the pits, I mean getting pits out of your cherries. I cant take credit for this one because I actually found it online, I just can't remember where I seen it. 

First, you will need an old fork. Just a thin cheep one will do. You will also need some needle nose pliers.

Bend the two end pongs down. You now have that rock and roll sign going on.

Next, take the pliers and bend the tips of of the other two pongs, creating two tiny hooks.

Insert it in the cherry and find the seed.

And....Pop! You have a pitted cherry. Isnt this great?

Of course you may not like this idea because it takes all the fun out of eating them. Sort of like watermelon. Whats the fun of a seedless watermelon?

Spaghetti Squash What?

I was experimenting in the kitchen again. This one was a little crazy but it worked,

If you have been following me, you know I finally got a waffle maker. Incase you missed it, you can read the post here.
I know for a fact the sweet buttermilk waffles are not the only thing you can make in this little food cooker. Waffle is no longer just a food, its now a form. Ive made all kinds of stuff in this thing but im fixing to show you my latest.

Im always looking for new ways eat my vegetables because im not a big veggie eater. If its raw, I have to drown it in dip and if they are cooked, they need lots of seasoning in which im trying to learn to stay away from too. 

But anyway, back to the new experiment. Hold onto your hats because this one might blow your mind. 

I made speghetti Squash Waffles! Yes I did! 

I normally replace my spaghetti noodles with this squash and top it with meatballs, but this time, I turned squash into waffles and topped it with my Nutrisystem Hickory Smoked Beef Patty and cheese. Garnishing included some Cilantro, tomato, onions and taziki sauce. It was pretty good actually.

How I did it:
Cook squash and shell it from the skin. There are instructions for that all over the internet.
In a bowl, mix a cup of spagehetti squash with one egg. Add some seasoning of your choice and cook in waffle iron for about 3 minutes.
This can replace bread or use a veggie side dish. 

Other things tried in the waffle iron include:
Banana/egg waffles
Muffin mix waffles
Cornbread waffles
Brownie mix waffles
Grilled cheese waffle sandwich
French toast waffles
Oatmeal/egg waffles
Omlet waffles
And now, spaghetti squash

Cool huh?