You might want to sit down for this.
It turns out that there is an incredibly simple way to determine how much spaghetti you should cook—and the answer is probably lying dormant in your kitchen drawers at this very moment.
If you’ve ever cooked spaghetti, (and chances are that you have), you probably know how hard it is to determine the right about of dried pasta to put in the pot. Personally, we always end up with enough starchy, sticky leftover pasta to feed a small village—not exactly the best way to budget resources or time.
Thanks to an incredible new hack, however, you’ll never have to worry about cooking too much or too little spaghetti ever again!
According to Delish, a recent set of photographs posted on Imgur has gone viral, demonstrating an ingenious use for that ubiquitous hole in your spaghetti spoon. Apparently, the hole can be used to determine the exact amount of dried spaghetti that you should cook per person—simultaneously explaining the hole's existence and simplifying every dinner party that you will ever host.
Simply measure your dried pasta using the spoon’s hole before cooking and prepare for a leftover-free meal—without running the risk of underfeeding yourself or your guests!
Based on the difficulty of determining the correct amount of dried pasta to cook for a crowd, we suggest that you check out your spaghetti spoon immediately. If it doesn’t contain a hole, grab this one from Amazon — we promise that the purchase will pay off big time!
We don’t know about you, but there’s something incredibly exciting about learning a new use for everyday items. In celebration of this genius hack, we’ll be cooking spaghetti for dinner tonight, topped with classic marinara, flavorful primavera, or even a hearty Bolognese sauce!