Pasta. Just hearing the name makes me hungry. I am a huge fan of just about anything pasta.

Spaghetti, rigatoni, macaroni, ravioli, linguini, fettuccine, penne, macaroni, and the list goes on and on. I love it all. But, the secret of course is in the sauce. Plus, just like Ron Swanson in the TV series 'Parks and Rec', I gotta have the meat mixed in. Did you know there are over 300 types of pasta? That's a lotta pasta.

My favorite is Lasagna. I'm told no one can screw up making Lasagna, but I have experienced a bad batch once or twice, and the culprit was too much salt. Second is spaghetti with meat sauce. Simple, but oh so good. On a cold day, I love to come home to a bowl of hot spaghetti and meatballs, along with warm, buttered Italian bread and maybe a side salad.

What's your favorite type of pasta? Tonight will be a pasta night for me. Happy National Pasta Day!

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