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!