About, oh, a hundred million months ago, I saw this thing online - I know, I am so very descriptive, you want to be me - and it was a list.
Because everything online is a list. Someone somewhere said that posts that are lists (10 best things, 5 terrible things, 14 thing everyone should know) are the best read posts - and everyone is alllllllll about traffic and improving traffic, so they do it.
I think that's highly subjective. I mean, you might think everyone needs to know how to cook brisket - a very yummy food - but someone else might not agree. But I read the article, and took pride in the fact that I really DID know how to make those things.
Thank Goodness, because I'm no longer 30. I can't even spit on 30, if I wanted to.
I was intrigued by the "Cook Pasta the Italian Way" - and I tried it last night. There were no measurements, so I kind of made it up as I went along - and here's what I did.
Cook pasta in heavily salted water. While the pasta is cooking, melt a stick of butter and a couple of T Olive Oil in a pan and allow the butter to brown. When it's sufficiently browned, add two chopped shallots and a bunch of chopped garlic and cook until tender and brown. Lift the pasta out of the pot - do not drain it, just use your tongs - and place it in the browned butter sauce. Mix to coat the pasta. Add a ladle of the cooking water (I didn't' think it was enough so I added two, and that was too much, so maybe 1.5) and stir well. Grate some fresh parmesan and grind some pepper over top and serve.
It was seriously, ridiculously delicious.
Try it. Maybe try it for your Mama, tomorrow. Or for yourself, if you are the Mama.