Thank you @pastadrop for the continued laughs. My sister received 6 boxes of ziti the other day amounting to 120 lbs of pasta, we all laughed and laughed about it as my nephew opened the boxes while she was at work. Couldnt contain my laughter, she was less than happy!
Today, she sent me a video of her Ring doorbell camera picking up the delivery of ANOTHER 4 BOXES so the tally is 200lbs in total! Completely awesome and I’m pissing myself!
Job well done!
This makes me so happy: our friends got 20 pounds of pasta, they thought that was funny and we figured it was fine. We only received 10 of the penne we’d sent to ourselves, so…meh.
today, three days later, a text: “did you send us more pasta?” they got another 20 pounds. now THAT’S funny. they’re giggling, we’re giggling, the mailman is hugging it up the hill, everyone gets pasta!
@katbyter Apparently there is a difference. Depends on what kind of sauce you use. Apparently I am not that sophisticated, nor do I think that far in advance of which type of sauce I need for which pasta shape, especially when they are that similar. I am the heathen that would use them interchangeably. https://cooknovel.com/ziti-vs-penne/
Looks like the ziti will beat the linguini, as the linguini boxes are still hanging around in Greenwood / Indianapolis and the ziti was picked to move forward to the USPS hell in the St. Louis area and is marked for delivery today.
I am shamed by the delivery of 100 lbs. I only got 80 lbs. My wife is Italian; she has never seen so much pasta at one time in her life. Since we are in Medicare and there is but two of us, we figured that after we have passed away, our children could divide up the remaining pasta. Just kidding, we will be supporting a local food bank. $0.25 a pound.
@lkblaser got 40lbs in first drop (shipping info only said I was getting 20lbs. There might be more coming though because my wife said something about the package saying 320 servings. Everything I read says 1lb=4 servings… So 320 servings would be 80lbs… Perfectly happy with just 40. Will probably donate most anyway.
Haven’t received second drop yet but shipping info says 20 for that too… As I saw with last drop though. Weight not necessarily accurate.
@OnionSoup I think one pound is 8 servings but still, 40 pounds is a lot. I figure it’s a win no matter what. If it’s too much it can always be donated. Plus getting $50 in coupons means it’s free anyhow. Even if I just use two coupons I break even AND have a bunch of pasta.
@lkblaser yeah… Although that $50 of coupons made me spend more money. I spent it on things I wouldn’t otherwise have got. (Bad strategy on my part… Lol)
$22 on meh during mehrathon took an item down to $12. Not something I needed, and probably wouldn’t have got without the coupon.
$24 became $14 on morningsave. Again, probably wouldn’t have bought items without coupon. Wasn’t a necessity.
$21 on two t-shirts became $11.
$24 on side deals becomes $14 with coipon
All good prices… But I spent about $51 on stuff to use my $50 coupons… All on stuff I didn’t need and wouldn’t otherwise have got. Considering most retailers charge the public twice what they pay for an item… It probably about breaks even in cost to them.
By giving me coupons they made me spend more money… Lol
My first order of penne arrived with 2 ten pound bags of penne, half which I gave away. Have ordered a bunch more pasta intended for local food banks, which need it. Please think about those who are hungrier than you.
I’ve sent it to my friend, but it seems to be stuck in Pitney Bowes hell as of 6/12. And one of my friends moved before they could get their pasta… another didn’t even try to make an attempt to figure out who sent the pasta…
Not gonna lie, apparently it’s hard to send someone pasta for shits and giggles and have a good time on my side.
I have so many questions. Does the ziti have ridges? Is ziti and small rigatoni the same? Why does my penne have a USPS tracking code (for a week now) but the USPS says they don’t have it yet. Why is the sad zebu sad? Will pasta made the sad zebu happy? Should I listen to more silly songs with Larry?
@aquastardreamer I can only answer a few of those questions. I think ziti is always smooth. Penne can come ridged or smooth but ziti as a rule is usually smooth.
You could probably get a knife and carve each individual ziti noodle if you really want ridges on a ziti.
Sounds like USPS doesn’t have your package yet. If yours is like mine, Pitney Bowes will handle the shipping from Texas to your local post office, and USPS only gets the package the day before you do.
Pitney Bowes is a huge lottery as to whether they deliver your package in two weeks or two months. Often a package will sit in a random warehouse for a week without moving… Or go on a grand tour of the country before coming to your local town.
I don’t know who sad zebu is… Try feeding him pasta to see if that makes him happy
I was a bummed when I came home and only saw 1 case. It seems like everybody else was getting multiple cases. I also ordered the Penne for a friend of mine on May 18th and he still hasn’t received anything. When I check the tracking number, it hasn’t had any activity since June 9th.