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spaghetti junction

An interchange at which many roads cross or intertwine. So-named because it is said to resemble a plate of spaghetti, especially when viewed from afar. Can be used as a descriptor of or name for such an interchange. I think I got twisted around at that spaghetti junction—my GPS says I'm going the wrong way now. Spaghetti Junction is always backed up at this time of day.
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spaghetti western

A usually low-budget cowboy film set in the American West but filmed in a European country, especially Italy. A: "What kind of movie do you want to watch tonight?" B: "How about a spaghetti western?"
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throw spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks

To make a large number of attempts or guesses, with the expectation that at least some of them will be correct or useful. Refers to the practice of throwing spaghetti at a wall to see if it's done cooking. This is the latest version of my invention. I've changed quite a bit since I, so I hope something works this time. Just throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks, you know? I want everyone to come up with some ideas in the meeting today—let's just throw spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks.
See also: and, see, spaghetti, stick, throw, wall, what
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As with most simple dishes ingredients are key so make sure you have really good spaghetti with a rough texture so the sauce can cling to every strand and fresh garlic and chillies are a must.
Watching me sucking and then struggling, as spaghettis slipped from my fork, she came over: "Do it-a like-a this," she said.
In June 1, 1965, he referred to the plans as looking like a "cross between a plate of spaghetti and an unsuccessful attempt at a Staffordshire knot".
Store bought spaghetti (Toto makes hers from scratch.
And, being spaghetti daft, Mrs Bowie answered correctly: Parmesan Cheese.
If you've cooked spaghetti a million times, don't just assume these are cooked the same way.
Purchase a medium drink Wednesday at ( Fazoli's and get a free dish of spaghetti, with marinara or meat sauce, for free.
Work on Spaghetti Junction began last year and commuters have been hit by a string of closures and delays heading in and out of the city.
2 Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil, add spaghetti and cook according to packet instructions until al dente.
Today's dish, spaghetti alle vongole, is one that is perfect for the warmer summer months, it's also a stone cold classic, and is definitely in my top five favourite pasta dishes.
This is a fun read which depicts one of the most common phenomena among toddlers: the fussy eater kind, which is bound to appeal to a number of desperate parents trying to break their child's 'spaghetti only' habit.
INGREDIENTS 200g wholewheat spaghetti 100g green beans Handful of fresh rocket Balsamic vinegar Extra virgin olive or flaxseed oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper For the pesto: 30g fresh basil leaves 30g spinach 2tsp mixed nuts (walnuts and pecans work best) Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 small garlic clove 3tsp extra virgin olive oil 3tsp flaxseed oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper METHOD Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and add the spaghetti.
READY IN 30 MINUTES SERVES 4 low calorie cooking spray 300g lean mince beef (less than 5% fat) 1 onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped 1 courgette, finely chopped 150g closed-cup mushrooms, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 1 beef stock cube, crumbled a handful of fresh basil leaves, torn, plus extra to garnish salt and freshly ground black pepper 350g dried spaghetti mixed salad leaves, tossed in fat-free vinaigrette, to serve 1 Place a pan sprayed with low calorie cooking spray over a medium-high heat and stir-fry the mince for 4-5 minutes, draining off any fat.
One year, she canned 200 quarts of green beans, in addition to tomatoes and spaghetti sauce.
Delays and stop-start traffic affected drivers on the M6 southbound, stretching from junction 10A M54 to junction 6 for Aston Expressway and Spaghetti Junction.