August 31, 2010

Humble pie goes well with Spaghetti

This was part of an email I received yesterday. "I have seven children.  Adopted daughter, then quintuplets, and a surprise.  The older six are seven and my youngest is five. "

I am seriously thinking of changing the name of my blog to "Serene is my name, and my life is a piece of fluffy cheesecake."

I think it has a rather nice ring to it, don't you?


And this was part of a voice mail I found on my phone from Gina the other day. "Give me a call back so I can tell you something about your blog that makes me laugh every time I get on."

Being curious by nature, I called her back.

She was then gracious enough, or as gracious as she could be while shoving humble pie down my constricted throat, that I had misspelled my little "Recipes" button up there at the top of my blog. It had read "Recipies".

Okay seriously? That dad-gum button has been up for MONTHS people, MONTHS! I always thought here was something about my blog that looked a little off, but it never registered in my pregnancy ravished brain cells that I had misspelled that simple little word. Hundreds of people have dropped by, and no one bothered to tell me? No wonder no one likes my blog anymore.

I promised myself I would not pick on any of the school teachers or writers who read my blog.

But you know who you are, I hope you feel guilty.

And here I thought we were all friends. But I see it now. I bet there is a "Laugh at Serene's 'recipie' button fan club" out there somewhere. They probably gather once a week to eat "pie" and chocolate, and laugh at my misspelled word.


Okay, you're right. That's giving my blog WAY too much credit.

But still, I am wallowing in the depths of humiliation.

So, in honor of the new button, I hereby present to you a true recipe, spelled correctly.

You see, I'm not much a spaghetti fan. It just doesn't do it for me, you know?

But I found this recipe while we were starving students in college and I have to say, I fell in love. Deeply in love. It is so very simple yet incredibly delish! Even my husband, who hates garlic, will scarf this down faster than a bowl of ice cream.

Okay, so maybe that's pushing it. But I dare you to give it a try. I've made it for other people who have begged for the recipe.

You'll never look at spaghetti the same way again.

Spaghetti in Garlic and Oil

14 ounces spaghetti
6 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped very fine
4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tablespoon dried)
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese to serve (optional)

Cook spaghetti according to package directions.

In large frying pan, heat the oil and gently sauté the garlic until golden brown. Do not let it brown or it will taste bitter. Stir in the parsley, salt and pepper. Remove from heat until pasta is ready.

Drain the pasta and add to oil and garlic. Cook together for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring well to coat. Serve warm with Parmesan cheese.

*Note: I’ll often add a cup or two of diced chicken. Yum!

P.S. Sorry about the weird formatting. Sometimes, I strongly dislike blogger.

28 super cool people speak:

MommyJ said...

You are so hilarious. I never, ever noticed the recipie button. I promise I would have told you if I had!

Garden of Egan said...

Hey Humble Pie Serene Who Eats Fluffy Cheesecake Everyday!

I'm one that usually picks up spelling errors......being a #1 top-notch speller myself. But I never saw that. Sorry.
I didn't look at the buttons. Sorry again.

You just keep on being awesome and not worrying about your speeling.

Kristina P. said...

I noticed. And totally judged you.

Ok, not really. On the noticing. But if I had, I would have judged.

M-Cat said...

Passing the recipe on to Tuffy. He would dig this!

Jocelyn said...

I never noticed the misspelling...and usually I catch those kind of things. Don't let it bother you...we still love your blog:-) Thanks so much for linking up this fabulous recipe to my recipe hop.

Codi said...

Alright, I'll be the first to admit that I did see it. I always point out things like that in books...anyway...I didn't say anything because I wanted to try to think you weren't perfect. Ummm...yeah. I also thought, "who cares?!" Not a big deal, ya know?

I'm wishing I knew about the "Laugh at Serene's 'recipie' button fan club" then I could have been on the eating pie part! YUM!

LOVE your blog!

Sue said...

Sounds yummy. And I never noticed the button, either. But I am making fun of you now.


The Crash Test Dummy said...

hee hee Shame on me, I didn't noticed the mispelled recipe. But then I'm only an English teacher. ;)

Alicia said...

I am a first time vistor but I promise I would have let you know about the spelling recipe wrong! LOL.But your recipe sure made me hungry. I have this before, but I call it fried spagehtti. So delish!

Neisha said...

yum! that spaghetti looks good.

i'll be honest with you. i don't ever look at your buttons at the top. i just automatically go to your newest post.

Larsen said...

Okay, so if some guy noticed your "Buttons" would you be equally embarrassed?

Nah, it's a compliment, right? *awkward*

Anyway, I noticed your button and I told you out of LOVE. But let's think about how LONG it took me to muster up the courage to tell you, afraid our friendship might be damaged beyond repair!

I ♥ YOU.

So much.

T said...

I'm the crazy lady who takes a marker to the grocery store and fixes their signs...
you KNOW that if I'd noticed it I would have said something right? although Recipies does sound like maybe you were only giving us recipes for pies... which sounds good to me. (wait, the pasta sounds good too...)

and that email... was it hitting you up for money?

WV says ealldeny - I think it meant "we all deny" having noticed your poor spelling challenged button for these past months.

Mama Smith said...

Looks so easy! It is MY KIND OF RECIPE!!! Going to try it, since I have so many PASTA lovers in this family!

Saimi said...

Hey, hey sista, I may teach, but it's preschool, we don't learn to spell, just play, color and cut!

iamwoman said...

woa-woa-woa--did I miss something? did you say pregnancy ravaged brain cells?

iamwoman said...

This is just about the same recipe that my Father-in-law made for his kids. And his mother was full-blood Italian. So that makes you super authentic or something.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

LOL! No no no. Whenever I announce that I'm pregnant again, I'll have the stick to prove it!

And you know what the best part about blogging is? Laughing at everyone's fabulous comments!!

Cherie said...

I never have noticed. Sheesh!
That is pretty funny!

Rachel said...

Hi Serene, De-lurking here to reassure you that while I noticed the misspelling, I thought it was a purposeful cute type thing. Like you know- "pies". A little play on the word. I know there aren't actually any pies in there, but some day you might put one in. Anyway, I love your blog, and I'll go back to lurking now :)

Amber said...

So, I did notice but like Rachel, I thought maybe it was on purpose. Now that I know better, let the fun begin... ; )

ldsjaneite said...

Honestly, I never look at the buttons up top, so I never noticed ay misspellings. I still wonder how kind it is if I correct others in their own personal writings. I know my siblings hated it when I would correct their everyday speech. I've been trying to train myself as to what is rude and what is not.

This will be an interesting version of spaghetti. I will try, though I have a strong affinity to most things tomato, so giving up my various tomato-based sauces might be difficult for me! I do like the simplicity of it.

Patty Ann said...

Love it! Never looked at that button though. I try not to pick at other people's blogs. I figure that we all put part of ourselves into it and I really don't like it when I see someone pick at the trivial things. I happen to love your blog (no matter how you spell recipe!). By the way, this is just like my recipe for spaghetti, but we use angel hair pasta and chicken chunks. It is so amazing!

Katherine said...

Dang. Iamwoman beat me to the punch.

Charlotte said...

Never noticed the button, wondered about the pregnancy ravished brain cells, but caught your comment later on.

One question, though. How do you saute until golden brown but not let it brown and get bitter?

Melanie J said...

The recipe looks excellent.

And if it helps, the only time my sister comments on my blog is to point out my typos. Should I send her to yours?

Teachinfourth said...

eye thinke thate you're blog is a more bettr won and yew sholdnt worre whn yew mispel words whn aye git home i dont alwees chek spelliing of peoples blogs bekus eye am tired form teeching all day and aye dont knowtice all the tim.

Lisa said...

I'm a little bit disappointed that you weren't quick enough to laugh and then explain that she "missed the whole point of your play on words. It's Reci"pies" cuz you like pie recipes. Duh." See? You should have called me first. I'm a world class deflector.

See Mom Smile said...

I have looked at your recipe button 100 times and did not know it was misspelled. But I do think there is a whole blog about it somewhere.

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