Pasta Tips From Kids

David Wronski passed this along:

My granddaughter Emma sang me a song. "Row, row, row your boat. Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily. Life is but a . . . bowl of spaghetti."

Well, silly, it is a bowl of spaghetti, but only when you have a bowl of spaghetti in front of your face. Other times it's a mess of cheesy grits, or a big gabagool pannini.

Which brings to mind the main tip to share if in fact you intend to have life turn out like a bowl of spaghetti.

Pasta Tip #1: Finish the pasta in the sauce. Repeating . . . Finish the pasta in the sauce.

Finishing in the sauce marries the flavors and textures nicely. If you like an avalanche of sauce like our Jersey Girl Michele does, then finish the pasta in some of the sauce and then load on a much as you like of the reserved portion to the individual servings.

But, finish in the sauce. If you don't believe me, ask Mario or Lidia. It's what's done. Now, do it. Silly.