Every year around my birthday Olive Garden comes out with a “never-ending pasta bowl.” Just the sound of that makes me tingle inside. And every year for my birthday, my family and I go and have a competition. We see who can eat the most bowls of pasta. Every year it has been an uneventful contest as I am ALWAYS the clear winner. But this year could be different. My parents are taking us this year and I learned my food eating skills from my mom. Sorry. I meant my dad. I’m going to assume, given his age, he will need to stop and take a Tums or an Alka Seltzer to feel better. Thus, I will beat him handedly. But my oldest son, Isaac, who is now 15 and a sophomore in High School has proved over the past year to be a serious competitor. So, I believe this year may be the year that I am finally challenged in my pasta bowl eating skills!
Here is a video I put together in 2008 when we first began our never-ending-pasta-bowl-sam’s-birthday-challenge!