a boring day? Well, guess what... it's National Spaghetti Day!
Who couldn't go for a nice plate of pasta today?
right into celebrating National Spaghetti Day!
WHY IS THIS A
As with most food holidays, there's no real reason for the
specific day chosen for this celebration but it's such a commonly eaten
meal that it just has to be celebrated! Although spaghetti is
attributed to Italians in around the 12th century, pasta has actually
been around for over 4,000 years! Spaghetti didn't make it to the
United States until the late 19th century and even then it was in a
subpar form, by today's standards. The word spaghetti is the
plural form of the Italian word spaghetto. Spaghetto comes from the
word spago, which means thin string or twine. Makes a lot of sense,
It's made from semolina (or flour) and water and you
can pick yourself up a box of spaghetti in its dried form before you
boil it to edible goodness. These days, spaghetti is usually
topped with a tomato-based sauce and possible sprinkled with Parmesan
cheese. The sauce can include anything from meatballs, mushrooms,
onions, garlic and a variety of spices. The boiling of the
is the easy part, but making a good sauce is an art!
So what can you do to celebrate? Well, how about you take a
friend or significant other out for a nice spaghetti dinner at an
Italian restaurant? Go all out and try a new restaurant or a different
sauce and don't forget the garlic bread! I'm sure you could
random night out to treat yourself to this delicious and filling meal.
Or maybe you want to make your own... Look up a
online, check your cookbooks or go by memory to test your skills in the
kitchen. You could go the easy route and just heat up some ready-made
sauce while you boil the spaghetti or you could make it all from
If you want to go the easy route, there are a TON
of different kinds of sauces you can get to put on top of your
spaghetti. There are so many different flavors to choose from that
you'll never get bored. You might as well pick up a box of Texas Toast
or garlic bread while you're at it. There are a variety of
different sizes and types of spaghetti you can choose from as well as
extra ingredients to add to your sauce to really make it stand out.
Do you want a sweet sauce? How about a spicy sauce? Want some
giant meatballs or are you a vegetarian? The choice is all up
you! You can add as many spices, meats or vegetables to your sauce as
you like. Don't be afraid to experiment, it could turn out to be the
best sauce you've had. This holiday is great because it's
share the celebration with your whole family as you sit down to enjoy
your plate of spaghetti. Dig in!