By HB (15 years old)
I love all kinds of noodles but my favourite is spaghetti. Thus, it is no great surprise that my favourite dish is Spaghetti Bolognese. I love this dish because of its great taste. Whenever my aunt cooked this special dish, I could easily wolf down three generous platefuls of it. As I slurped up the spaghetti, smudges of sauces would smear all over my mouth and chin. More often than not, my shirt ended up wearing a liberal dose of my meal.
Once, I tried cooking Spaghetti Bolognese at school. The ingredients consisted of tomato sauce, crunchy meat balls, minced beef and fine spaghetti strands. My friends could not wait to taste it. My superior cooking was acknowledged by all when everyone moaned in ecstasy while relishing the pasta. One of them even remarked, “Hey, dude, it’s super-duper awesome! Let’s do this every week!”
Later, I found out that the ingredients I used were not exactly the same as required in the original recipe. The said recipe required red wine, honey, olive oil and some other complex ingredients. The dish would probably be richer in taste and healthier as compared to my cooking experiment.
I frequently yearn for this mouth-watering pasta but as we normally eat rice, I cannot indulge myself as often I would have wished to. Rice served with other fresh food, is more nutritious and wholesome for our body than noodles. So, let’s not complain about what we eat or drink but be grateful to our parents who put our daily meals on the table.