The Spaghetti Song
The wife and I, along with a friend of ours were relaxing over a homemade Spaghetti dinner.
The dinner consisted of Fettucini, homemade Tomato Sauce, all spiced up with fresh herbs, Italian style, with large succulent homemade meatballs and Pork ribs.
Of course, a bottle of a good robust Red Wine was opened, poured, and allowed to vent.
And, just like we did when we were kids, we each took our plates from the table, and stood in line at the stove and ladled this hot feast, to our individually desired levels, onto our plates before going back to the table to eat.
Of course, we used our largest plates, and on this, we laid the standard bed of hot Pasta for a base.
We then covered this steaming bed, with the delicious tomato sauce, meatballs and pork ribs, in glorious layers.
Finally, we each topped this gorgeous mountain of scents and colors with freshly grated Parmegano Reggiano.
To make ourselves feel that we were truly eating a healthy meal, we had a nice fresh side salad already prepared. It included; roughly chopped Romaine Lettuce, sliced Cucumbers, shaved Carrots, chopped sweet Vidalia onion, drained and washed Kidney Beans, and chunks of fresh garden tomatoes.
Then for the next hour, we ate, we talked, we ate more, we sipped on the great wine, and we joked.
Suddenly, the two ladies broke into an old song that I had not heard for decades. I finally joined in, and we sang this old verse over and over, eventually breaking in to laughter, as we poured yet another glass of wine.
We finished this succulent meal, and the wine, cleaned up and sat around finishing the evening with old stories and a bottle of a good crisp Chardonnay.
Later, I thought about that old childhood song, and decided to share it with those of you who were not as lucky as we were to have such a sweet memory.
SO………..Here it is:
On top of Spaghetti
All covered with cheese,
I lost my two meatballs,
when somebody sneezed.
They rolled off the table,
and on to the floor,
They kept on rolling,
and rolled out the door.
So, When you’re eating Spaghetti,
all covered with Cheese,
Hold on to your Meat Balls,
whenever you sneeze.
by Don Bobbitt, 2010
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