Pasta is my favorite comfort food.
Specifically macaroni and cheese, but I’m not here to discriminate. I’m here to tell you that today is National Pasta Day so you need to plan dinner accordingly. It’s an excuse to indulge in one of your favorite carbs however you like it. Maybe with some parmesan cheese or creamy vodka sauce or some chopped meat and vegetables. Maybe it’ll be spaghetti, elbow pasta, lasagna or if you’re gluten free, make sure you buy a box sans gluten because everyone deserves to celebrate this special national holiday.
Did you know that there are over 600 different pasta shapes? There is something for everybody. Thomas Jefferson actually introduced pasta to America after he first tasted it in Naples, Italy. In 1789, he brought over the first pasta machine along with crates of macaroni. So Jefferson truly was a founding father of our country.
Various restaurants are celebrating today so check out your local Italian favorite to see if they’re offering up any deals. There are also so many pasta recipes circulating, tonight may be the night to try something new with your family and friends. Pasta enthusiast or not, there’s a bowl for everyone.
I have complied a gallery of memes for you to browse secretly at your desk during work/class so you can laugh and get in the pasta spirit.
Pasta la vista!