One of the best parts of my high school career was eating at the home of a friend who came from an Italian-American family. Every meal his mom cooked was amazing, but the most fun were the days when they would invite big groups of kids for what we called Pasta Alla Tavola or “Pasta on the Table.” Mrs. Vitale would dump pots of pasta with butter and parmesan cheese in the middle of the “table.” Then we would all eat it . . . with our hands. It was the BEST. It’s perfect for the feast of St. Joseph. As a carpenter, Joseph worked with his hands. In honor of his day, we eat with our hands! It’s not much of a “recipe,” per se, but here it is . . .
Servings and measurements depend on how many people you wish to feed. The recommended per person serving size for spaghetti is 2 oz, which—if you hold the dry noodles bunched in your hand—is about the diameter of a quarter, and is also usually the diameter of the hole in one of those claw-type pasta serving spoons! Use ½ – 1 Tbsp each per serving of olive oil or butter, parmesan cheese, and seasoned breadcrumbs.