It’s not that I don’t love you- of course I love you – we’ve had some great times together.
You and I have grew up together after all- we have a long history.
Who can forget the amazing Lasagna of my childhood, which will live in my heart forever?
And the Spaghetti & meatballs of my youth- simply delicious, AND surprisingly musical. You stirred my performing and comedic aspirations-I kid you not my friend!
As a precocious 4 year old, I ‘d break into song every time a bowl of S & M (Gimps, mind out of the gutter- I’m referring to Spaghetti & meatballs for god sakes) would appear in front of my place, I’d start to sing ”On Top of Old Smokey," because it would make my dad laugh. Ah, good times… good times….
Dearest Veggie Penne Pasta in a white wine sauce of my mid 20’s- you were the first dish that I could make on my own that people actually wanted seconds of!
As a culinary dish, you were the one who gave me confidence to hone my cooking skills. Thank you for inspiring me!
But honestly Dearest Pasta -we’ve grown apart and I’ve found that having you in my life, (not to mention on my plate) on a very limited bases works much better for me.
It’s NOT YOU–it’s ME. I’m the one who’s changed. YOUR great and I will miss you- especially whenever I hear the immortal words:
“On top of old Smokey, all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball, when somebody sneezed.”
It’s just that my tastes buds now veer towards Spaghetti Squash covered in my fabulous Diablo Sauce with grilled salmon burgers sans the bun, and baked Chicken Parm sans the pasta.
Don’t take it personally-I just can’t seem to achieve “Blood Sugar Nirvana” where your concerned. I’ve found that whenever we get together and you’re the main dish, you make me physically tired and bloat like and my numbers are elevated for hours if not days.
You’ll still appear at meals- but only ON OCCASSION, as a side dish and in a low carb version.
Trust me, LESS IS MORE these days and people will be impressed with your new attitude.
From one “Hot Dish” to another,
Pasta La Vista Baby!