Cooking pasta usually begins with three distinct steps:
1) measuring out the amount of pasta you think you’ll need,
2) realizing you were really, really, really wrong about the amount of pasta you thought you needed, and
3) saying “screw it” out loud, and heading to Taco Bell.
However, a recent Imgur post may have just lit our collective pasta mis-measuring world ablaze, as user PolarChi — who may or may not have lifted this sucker from My Smoko Break, according to the watermark in the photo — told us all that that little innocuous hole in a spaghetti serving spoon is perfectly suited to dole out a single serving size of pasta in one stress-free swoop.
It’s always been one of life’s mysteries, the exact amount of spaghetti to cook. You either cook enough for a remake of the feeding of the five thousand, or you give yourself a feeble amount that wouldn’t be enough to fill the stomach of a six-year-old child.
But place the dried spaghetti in the hole, et voila: there’s your measurements.
Now be on your way, happy and free in the knowledge that there’s often more to things in life than we first notice.
At the very least, it will take the matter of measuring out of your own probably incapable hands. Try it for yourself!
Oh, and if your spaghetti spoon doesn’t have the hole, then you’ll need to get yourself down the shops to buy one that does, sharpish.