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Why can't everything be in a bread bowl?
Why can’t everything be in a bread bowl?

It may not be grilled chicken, but Domino’s┬áhad their own little free food giveaway yesterday. This was done in order to promote their new Bread Bowl Pastas. It was also probably to make people feel better about going to Domino’s again after a couple disgruntled workers attempted to sabotage the company.

I was already intrigued by the Bread Bowl Pastas because they look so good on TV, but I found out they were free, they become more of a necessity than an intrigue. I went to Domino’s in El Segundo, expecting to wait in a long line like I had at El Pollo Loco, only to find one other patron at the place. Of the five pasta choices, only the Chicken Alfredo and Italian Sausage Marinara weren’t tainted by vegetables. After having free chicken for my two prior lunches, I opted for the sausage instead.

It took about ten minutes for them to whip up my bread bowl pasta, then I headed out to eat it. When I opened the box containing my meal, I was a little disappointed, because it looked like an overwhelming amount of bread with just a little pasta. Maybe this was a little paranoid, because when I stuck my fork in, I found that the pasta ran pretty deep into the bowl and there definitely wasn’t too much bread. I probably wouldn’t pay seven bucks for one of these on a regular day, but the pasta wasn’t bad even though I felt as if I could make it at home. The real difference-maker was the bread bowl.

If only everything could be made in a bread bowl. Fewer dishes to wash. Less water used for washing them. Less trees chopped down to make paper bowls that eventually end up in landfills. What a wonderful world it would be.