First of all people need to lay off giving me a hard time about updating this blog, ZACH. And PAULA. Whoever the hell you are. (Well dude, I know who Zach is. But PAULA, REALLY NOW.)
I got up at 6 a.m. today, went to work, picked up my kid from my mom's house, ran some errands (I got a bunch of dope junk at the craft store today on clearance WOOOO) and by the time I got home I was dragging ass so hard. This weekend I had to work kind of late one night and by the time I was done I had missed dinner with my family and I got a burrito across the street. No tragedy there, there's no food shortage in my life. I'm a lucky lady! But my husband and son had a nice little spaghetti dinner without me, and ever since that night I've had this POWERFUL CRAVING FOR AN OLD SCHOOL PLATE OF CRAPPY SPAGHETTI AND MEAT SAUCE. It's one of those things that tastes so good no matter what, but it's always going to be a little weird because it reminds you of cafeteria food, kind of.
Anyway, I have been placing all these high maintenance dietary restrictions on myself lately- whole wheat everything to control blood sugar, blah blah blah. GUESS WHAT, I HATE WHOLE WHEAT PASTA. IT IS AN ABOMINATION. Actually okay, let me backpedal a little bit- whole wheat SPIRAL pasta is an abomination, which, up until tonight- was the only kind I'd ever tried. I was so put off by whole wheat spiral pasta (CHALKY! GRITTY! TOO BROWN.) that I actually started experimenting with gluten free pastas to avoid the evilz of refined delicious semolina. Actually I've been meaning to ask the internet- and let me see if I can spit this out in the LEAST CONVOLUTED MANNER POSSIBLE: Is quinoa flour refined the same way wheat flour is? Or is it a "whole grain" flour? None of the packaging I've checked out indicates either way, and obviously if I'm avoiding refined wheat flour, switching to a different kind of refined flour is kind of stupid, right? OH, PRIVILEGED PEOPLE AND THEIR SILLY PROBLEMS, HAHAHAHA. :/ I'd been eating quinoa pasta and it's pretty tasty, but come on.
Anyway my awesome coworker Emily (DOUBLE SHOUT OUT) pointed out to me that whole wheat SPAGHETTI noodles are far less offensive to the sensibilities, so I decided to stop being such a baby and give it a try. GUESS WHAT? It's totally acceptable, and if you dredge it in meat sauce it's almost possible to forget that you're eating ridiculous hippie food.
God, I can't even tell you what a douchebag I feel like even spitting all this crap out. "Boo hoo you guys, I can't eat regular pasta because I have crybaby blood sugar 'issues' and I need special fancy pasta! It's so hard to be American! OMG!" Good lord. I want to slap other people when they talk like this. Anyway, long story short, whole wheat pasta with red sauce and hamburger and that crappy crumbled parmesan made me REALLY HAPPY tonight. And now YOU CAN BE HAPPY TOO because I updated my blog. Zach.