Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Out of control

My sister called me last night while I was a Barnes and Noble trying to find Art Nouveau clip art for my catalog. Here's what she had to say:

"I was thinking just the other day about how when we were little, you used to stuff your mouth so full or spaghetti noodles that your cheeks would bulge out and you could hardly chew. And I thought, next time I talk to Gina, I will have to ask her about it"

I had to reply with the truth.

I still do it. I don't know why. The thing is, I have no noodle control. They fall off the fork then there is just a few, and sometimes they all stick together so that you CAN'T just have one or two at a time. And what might be one mouthful for most people is two or three for me because I have a small mouth. So I end up overstuffing because I just can't help myself.

You might feel the need to leave me a message telling me to cut my noodles up, but I wasn't taught that way and I just can't bear to do it. In my mind there is something terribly wrong with short noodle pieces. I never knew anyone noticed that until Seester mentioned it last night. We both had a good laugh about it, and I'm sure it will be a lifelong issue. Perhaps that is my superhero weakness. I can be beaten by noodles.


Sensei Ern said...

I used to serve up to 75 plates of noodles per day, as a Happy Hour cook at TGIFriday's.

To make your noodles stick to each other, cook then a little less. They will be a little sticky. Also, when you bite into a "test" noodle, the middle will have a less 'wet' feel to it. I think this is called 'al dente'. I say think because I never worried about it, so I never researched it.

Another fun way to test noodles is to grab a test noodle and throw it against the wall. If it sticks, is is not ready. My wife got mad when I tested by throwing noodles on a the ceiling. This test makes noodles that will fall off the fork, but have no dry texture.

aerasl: testing noodle readiness by throwing the test noodle on the ceiling

Ginamonster said...

The problem is not cooking the noodles (al dente means firm not mushy in noodle language) it's in the actual consumption.

jen said...

As long as you enjoy it, no worries!!

cyouincourt007 said...

"no noodle control" muahahahaha
I had oodles of noodles last night....luvvv it : P its all good