Coffee and ... Pasta Power
When All-You-Can-Eat means just a little more.
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Bill Dodds and friends discuss the question of whether the angels eat pasta in heaven, while a parish fundraising dinner brings a whole new meaning to the phrase Catholic Extension Society.
How can you even look at food! Helen Orlowski demanded of her husband Julius as he finished cramming a maple bar into his mouth. Mmmff? he asked.My wife Monica and I were at a table with two other couples for the post-10 oclock Mass Coffee and
We had also shared a meal the previous night at St. Felixs annual All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner.What do you mean What? Helen replied, able to decipher Julius mumbling.I mean, he said, Im just a growing boy.Well, youve got that right, she agreed. And youre not getting any taller.The problem with the parishs annual fundraiser is that some folks eat just a bit more than all they can eat. Me, for instance. And the two other gentlemen at the table that morning.Its for the kids, Harold Butler said, defending all three of us. The teen group needs that money.When you buy the ticket, the group makes the money, Harolds wife Mary pointed out. It doesnt help them at all when you eat every last noodle Carlo Zavaglia cooks.Julius eyes turned as glazed as the donut in his hand. Marco Polo may have brought pasta from China to Italy, he said dreamily, but Carlo Zavaglia
He perfected it. That marinara sauce? Its what the angels eat in heaven.Angels dont eat, Helen argued. Theyre pure spirits. And even if they did, they wouldnt chow down like you three. Am I right, Monica?Carlo makes great sauce, my wife answered, sidestepping the question.And if angels did eat, Helen continued full speed ahead, they wouldnt come home after a meal and let their belt out two notches.Just like Harold! Mary said. And while Monica didnt chime in, she didnt have to. My blushing said it all.Well, well, well, Helen said. The truth comes out. Three secret members of the Catholic Extension Society. Copyright © 2000 Bill Dodds