Cristian's College Spaghetti
Not enough credit is given to the dishes that are responsible for the survival of
college students living on their own. This dish kept Cristian alive for two years in
Blacksburg. Its advantage is that it can be prepared in less than half an hour with
a minimum of effort, equipment, and ingredients.
Cristian's college spaghetti as enjoyed by a trio of Virginia Tech
undergrads. Note that the proper place setting and beverage selection is as
important as the preparation of the dish. The green beverage jacket conserves the
temperature of the selected beer, Busch Bavarian, while protecting the table
surface (the other cans are empty). The diners demonstrate the proper way of eating
the pasta, which is to ensure the correct amount of sauce is in every bite, and take
advantage of the natural gluiness of the pasta to form the perfect bite size. The
dish also proved to be excellent brain food, as two of the three diners actually earned
degrees in less than six years.
*Serves 1 bachelor student for 3-4 days (due to its unappetizing nature, it
should not be served to anyone but the cook)*
1 lb spaghetti noodles
1 jar of spaghetti sauce (from Kroger's or Safeway)
1 container Kraft Grated "Parmesan"
Optional: bread, milk or cheap red wine, lettuce and stuff to make a salad
Boil 5q of salted water with a little oil in a big pot. Throw in noodles.
Leave heat high. Open jar of spaghetti sauce. Heat in microwave for two
minutes. Remove jar from from microwave. Cool burned fingers under cold
running water. Find a clean plate. If none available, find a clean cereal
bowl. If none available, look for the cleanest plate or bowl in the sink and
wipe it off. When spaghetti pot overboils, reduce the heat on the stove. If
the noodles start getting mushy, they're almost done, boil for a couple
minutes more. Pull clump of noodles out and place in plate or bowl. Cover
with sauce from jar. Cover again with "Parmesan" cheese. Eat. Save remaining
for dinner or tomorrow's lunch.