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Sparkling Clean Spaghetti


AKA the "Spaghetti Washer"

I was recently asked to participate in a liquid hand soap study. Soon after agreeing to do so, I received a bottle of liquid hand soap and an automatic dispenser. I placed the bottle into the dispenser and put it near the kitchen sink. This soap is great stuff but the ease in which I can dispense exactly the amount I need just by running my hand beneath the sensor is incredible. The same amount of soap every time means less waste with the kids and never having to touch the dispenser means fewer germs running around the house (and, cold season IS just about here!).  I fell in love. Until tonight, that is.

Perhaps the soap and I were on our honeymoon? More likely, I should be more careful about where I put the dispenser in an effort to ensure that Mr. Auto-Soap and I will continue on in our blissful relationship for years to come. As you may have already guessed, I dumped the pot of spaghetti into the strainer in the sink, right BELOW the soap dispenser. When I heard the electronic “I’m going to squirt soap at you” warning, there wasn’t nearly enough time. Soap squirted straight down into the center of two pounds of hot, freshly cooked pasta. Rinse, rinse, rinse…and Repeat. Ladle on some sauce, eat and enjoy plenty of wine! The good news, no soapy after taste!



Author: Erica Buteau

Erica Buteau is head chef at Chateau Buteau where she cooks for a family of seven, also known there as Mom, Nonna, Babe and sometimes referee. She lost 180 pounds by following a low carb diet and incorporating DDP Yoga into her lifestyle. Additionally, Erica is an Associate Professor of Technology at a Community College and also does freelance writing, blogging and is heavily involved in Social Media and Online Marketing, PR and Marketing Measurement and Communications Research. Her PR Friendly blog, ButeauFull Chaos! focuses on product reviews, parenting, living healthy, weight loss, being a mom, empowering women, grandparenting, children and teen's issues (including Autism, ADHD, Childhood Bipolar Disorder, Learning Disabilities and teen pregnancy and parenting), family travel and recipes.

2 thoughts on “Sparkling Clean Spaghetti

  1. I can totally see myself doing that. Product testing is good! T got a “free” pair of pumas that way!

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