January 4, 2012

National Spaghetti Day

"Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti" - Sophia Loren

It's National Spaghetti Day!

As a vegetarian you learn to be really easy-going. "Pizza? Sure. That sounds great," is a common phrase when dining out with friends or at someone's house. What they don't realize is that there's a tremendous amount of things I can eat . . .

Including variations on a theme (Italian in this instance). Spaghetti - the plural of which is spaghetto, meaning "thin rope" - for example, is vegetarian (vegan if you want it to be) and is neither difficult nor expensive to make.

Take tonight's meal -
Box of spinach spaghetti: $1.99
Jar of pasta sauce: $1.99
Meatless chick'n patties: $3.89

That's basically $8.00 for enough food to feed four people (because even in my most hollowest of hollow days, I couldn't eat more than one.... maybe two [a half a pound of pasta isn't that much, right?].... servings of spaghetti) - which is just $2 a person and is way cheaper than most pizzas are.

Just sayin'.

Happy National Spaghetti Day!