This past Friday the McAdam and Turetsky Labs gathered to celebrate the second annual Spaghetti Night in Canada. The goal of the evening (beyond the conversation and camaraderie of fellow scientists) was to create a culinary delight through purposeful lack of planning and sheer luck. Andrew and Merritt provided the spaghetti and red sauce, and each lab member was required to bring one item for the sauce without coordinating flavors that might nicely meld. (You might be beginning to see the dilemma here…) Said lack of coordination resulted in the addition of much broccoli and leafy greens to the pot. I threatened to bring pineapple (Hawaiian sauce anyone?) but David threatened to excommunicate me from the office sooo… the sauce went wanting. However, the addition of strawberries and Chorizo lent the sauce a spicy and slightly sweet taste, leading to smiles and laugher all around, even from the littlest of the McAdam-Turetsky clan.