When the buzz about Pinterest began, I stayed away. I didn’t think I wanted or needed another social media outlet. I kept hearing great things about it, but I still stayed away. Then, it happened. That night when the kids were in bed, before I met Jimi, while I was still a night owl, and Facebook was dead that night…I logged onto Pinterest. Great ideas just filled the screen, and I was hooked. I LOVE Pinterest. I love the ideas, the creativity.
And for Valentine’s Day, Supermom decided to make a cool dinner for the kids – veggie dogs and spaghetti noodles and cheese. Definitely not the healthiest selection, but I thought those noodles coming out of the veggie dog would be the coolest thing ever, and I would forever go down in history as the absolute coolest mom on the planet.
I got my veggie dogs and my pasta (gluten-free). I cut the veggie dogs into bite-size chunks and proceeded to push multiple uncooked spaghetti noodles through each one. I started with 6 per bite – this time-consuming task quickly caused me to drop that ratio to 2:1 (2 noodles per bite). The noodles broke so easily! I did use angel hair pasta instead of the thicker variety – that could have caused it.
What Pinterest didn’t tell me was that you need a HECK of a lot of PATIENCE for this task. Two veggie dogs in, and I threw noodles and bites in the pot of boiling water. I did finish those two dogs though!
When it was all done cooking, I couldn’t really tell which ones had noodles through them and which ones didn’t. My work was for nothing. I learned my lesson.
I also learned that the pasta won’t cook all the way when it’s shoved through a veggie dog. A veggie dog with a crunchy uncooked noodle through the middle is not tasty! At least they had their V-Day candy from school