Monday, December 12, 2005

Confused Pasta At Christmas Time

"Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God...I could be eating a slow learner."

-Lyndon B. Johnson

I do a lot of things at my desk. I read, I research interesting things, I edit my photographs, I talk to friends. I drool over David Duchovny, I bake cookies, I fold laundry, I make greeting cards, I draw a devil face on George Bush. I wrap Christmas packages, I clean my oven, I stuff peppers, I play fetch with Elvis. I shop, I contemplate the universe, I sing into my Magic Marker and pretend it's a microphone. I send my friend Danny cryptic emails, and I sometimes eat at my meals at my desk, like tonight. Isn't this strange? I thought Rigatoni was tubular and long, but according to Stouffer's it is kinda shaped like Ravioli. So, I decided to research the mystery before eating my dinner.

I went to the Stouffer's website and looked up the meal in the pasta section, and sure enough they did indeed package the product this way, It wasn't a mistake as far as they were concerned. Ok, but I wasn't satisfied quite yet, so I went to a pasta website that teaches one the proper shapes and sizes of the different pasta varieties, I Love Pasta, and there it was...the Rigatoni I always knew of, but there was no other variety of Rigatoni that looks like what is on the Stouffer's box. The mystery continues! The pasta was delicious by the way...even if it was a bit confused. Maybe it is a slow learner. Jeepers, now I know how LBJ felt. Sigh. LOL. I find the strangest things in my travels, who says you have to leave the house to find adventure? LOL.

"Confused Pasta At Christmas"
Berkeley, California
December 12th, 2005
Early Evening


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Hybrid pasta! :) - K.

Becky said...

That's not rigatoni! That is ravioli for sure! LOL!

jennifer said...

Perhaps it's still confused about its pasta-orientation? Things like that happen, you know.

DesLily said...

Sure looks like Ravioli to me! lol.. but will say Stouffer's is one of the best for frozen food!!

Robbie said...

Rigatoni is tubular! What do you expect from a company with a name that sounds nordic? I hope you are feeling better today. :-)

Gabreael said...

I like their Stouffer's Grannies Rice in the frozen section.


TJ said...

I love these frozen gems...I never thought I would but it seems the older I get the less i want to cook!
So glad I found your journal again...

Phinney said...

silly pasta! i cooked what i thought was cheese ravioli last week, turns out it was stuffed ziti?? i think? wait, maybe it was rigatoni?? no clue!! =)

Globetrotter said...

LOL at LBJ's comments!

I agree with you. There's no way that picture denotes rigatoni!

You do all that at your desk? It must be close to your kitchen, if you can bake cookies, too!

In my last house, my beautiful office was right next to the kitchen. I could multi-task like crazy. But best not go I'm already depressed as hell. Christmas in Florida is akin to catsup on chocolate chip cookies.

Although I got a really pretty Christmas card yesterday with the holy family traipsing through a star- lit sky with palm trees in the background. Made me rethink a bit.

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