Check it out – spaghetti you can eat with your hands!
Sure it’s a bit of a carb load, but no more than pasta with a chunk of bread – which is pretty typical. I’ve just streamlined things and made for fewer dishes to wash. (Look ma, no forks!)
Actually, this open-faced spaghetti sandwich on toast is something W – who once insisted on bringing a zip-lock baggie of plain spaghetti to the park as a snack – invented. Crusty buttered bread used to mop up tomato sauce from the bottom of the bowl is like the very best part of spaghetti and meatballs. (Or one of them.) This just gets right to the point. Now that I mention it, I wish there were meatballs on top of this too. Open-faced spaghetti and meatballs.
To make it, toast some good, substantial, crusty bread and butter it. Load on cold leftover spaghetti, grate on some cheese, and pop it in the oven or run it under the broiler until it heats through and the cheese melts. Serve with something red. As good a reason as any to make extra spaghetti.