I just can not believe it!
A day once the whole world has reason to rejoice.
You can probably tell that I like pasta. In actuality, I have never met a pasta I did not appreciate.
When it’s served with tomato sauce that is simmered for hours, or a sauce that is thrown together in a couple of minutes, it matters not to me.
Even if it’s topped with pesto or merely garlic butter, the meal is unique and worthy of admiration.
Can you recall the best pasta meal you have ever had?
My client and I was walking down the road trying to find somewhere to eat when we smelled the delicious odors wafting from an open door. We had no option but to follow the invitation of scents and partake of the best they had to offer.
Yes, right from the can, and so many years after I do it often, but I still consider it a fantastic dish when I am on the run.
In today there are all types of spaghetti using different flour from various grains. For those that are allergic to wheat there’s always the rice substitute.
Needless to say, all pasta isn’t spaghetti. There is a seemingly infinite range of thicknesses and sizes.
There is macaroni, lasagna, and other popular configurations used in a variety of dishes.
During warm weather we like pasta salad, and it’s easy to make.
Yes, most pasta dishes could be made fast and salad has to be close to the top of the list with some chopped veggies and a store-bought dressing.
A friend of mine was invited to someone’s house for dinner where spaghetti was served with canned vegetable soup chucked on top. It was an odd meal, but one that worked for that household.
The pasta historians inform us that it was invented by the Sicilians from the 12th century. I wonder if they ever considered how hot their innovation would become.
It was considered a very simple dish , but now with the creation of various sauces its complexity can be high for people with discriminating tastes. I acknowledge an inability to differentiate between a great sauce which requires hours of careful preparation and a mediocre one that is thrown together. I have eaten in some of the world’s finest restaurants, but am not able to adequately distinguish the value of the efforts. It is not that I don’t enjoy a fantastic sauce, it is just that they taste great to me, and lots of my friends.
So, on this special day, the 25th of October, you can put aside any prerequisites for dieting purposes and revel in a great helping of pasta-one that will fill your tummy and release endorphins to make the experience memorable.
Pasta Day? Yes!