Since I have been living on my own my “go to” dinner dish has always been spaghetti. No matter how I try to expand my food horizons if I’m in a pinch I go running back to spaghetti. My usual dish has ground beef and a jar of Ragu (Mushroom or Original) and noodles. Some variations include adding green peppers, mushrooms, onion and any other suitable veg. Sometimes I may substitute the meat but none the less its spaghetti. I can say I probably make it once a week.
I’ve recently started to wonder why this is the dish I fall back on and I have come up with a few reasons.
1. Spaghetti is easy to make. Even if I had a ball hockey game there is always time to make a big pot of noodles and sauce at the very least.
2. Spaghetti can include most of the food groups. Protein, Vegetables, Starch, and Dairy (add some cheese) which basically just leaves out fruits.
3. Spaghetti is easily stored and reheated for lunch the next day. Both my fiancee and I eat lunch at home during the week (I work from home and he works close by) so having something pre-made makes things much easier.
I’ve come to realize that everyone probably has their own go to dish. What is yours?