So, we all keep secrets hidden in our closets with the doors firmly shut and locked. Sometimes the doors fling open and sometimes they remain bolted shut. From the time I was a kid, into my teenage years, through college, and up until now I have always loved and craved SpaghettiOs. Yep, SpaghettiOs. Those happy looking cans of pasta circles in a cheese and tomato sauce.There you have it. Outed. I have not been dragged out of the food closet by lurking food police. I have happily and unapologetically flung my food closet door wide open and stepped out into the light of day! It was inevitable.
I can't help it. I crave that taste. That tinny cheesy tomato pasta flavor. SpaghettiOs were introduced in 1965 and were marketed as a "less messy" spaghetti option for kids. My father must have fallen for the convenience of easy open canned pasta while I guess I simply fell for the taste; hook, line, and sinker.
I had a can of SpaghettiOs for lunch today. I gave into civility and ate my Os from a pasta bowl and not from the can. I even warmed it up and went up-town with the tiny fake meatball version.