Mama Diaries

Friday, August 8, 2014

A Little Drizzle

Last night, I made rigatoni for my family.  I boiled the noodles, and was about to warm up some leftover marinara sauce when my husband came into the room.  He stood next to me and watched me do my thing. I was about to put the noodles back, and add the sauce, warming them together.

"Woman, you know you could put the noodles in a bowl while you warm up the sauce in this pot, don't you?"

I looked at him.  "Why can't I do it like this?  This is how I've done it for twenty years."

"Because it's better to warm the sauce separately.  Just add a drizzle of olive oil to the noodles so they don't stick."

Fine.  I grabbed a bottle of olive oil and poured some into the bowl with the rigatoni noodles.

My husband shook his head.  "Woman, that's not a drizzle.  That's a drench!  You poured half the bottle in there!"

"Well, at least they won't stick!" I retorted.

My husband laughed.  "What am I going to do with you?  You'd better just stick to baking, because boiling water and preparing pasta is definitely not one of your strong points!"

Right.  Next time I'm doing it my way!
 

28 comments:

  1. seriously, woman, seriously.... :)

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    1. Hey. Don't you start "womaning" me! I'm the queen, and I should not be called, "woman"!

      ;0)

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  2. My daughter has a food allergy to tomato, so I have to cook every thing separate. She get the Alfredo, while the rest of us get the Marinara. I'll have to try the olive oil technique next time, just a drizzle.

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    1. That makes things tough. Yes. Don't drench the noodles like me!

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  3. That's the same way my wife does it. (At least with creamy sauces.) Keep doing it your way.

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    1. Thanks for letting me do it my way. ;0)

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  4. I do it your way. Unless I'm making the sauce at the same time, I cook the noodles and then warm the sauce with them. If I'm making it at the same time, I keep it separate until I put the plates together because I never make the right amount of pasta and sauce the first time around. I just have issues with chili dogs.

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    1. I'm happy to know I'm not the only one who throws it all in the same pot!

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  5. Best to do it your way and shoo him away

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  6. I'd say keep doing it your way. If it's worked for 20 years, why change now unless he wants to prepare the meal. :)

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  7. I always figure that it's my kitchen, so hubby has no say. LOL

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  8. If he wants something cooked in a different way, then he should do it himself.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yes. I know he was just trying to be helpful.

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  9. Woman? I agree, next time do it your way and shoo him out of the kitchen when you cook.

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    1. Thank you! I'm not a big fan of the "woman" thing. ;0)

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  10. Well, he never complained before. So, yes, you should definitely do it your way.

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    1. He just never saw me. I'll have to keep him out of the kitchen so I can do it my way!

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    1. :0) Actually, he's a pretty good cook, so I shouldn't complain.

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  12. I love it when my husband helps me with something like cooking.

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    1. I like getting a break from the cooking, too!

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