Eyeballing perfect portions of dry pasta is a difficult skill to master—there are kitchen gadgets made for that specific reason alone. But chances are you already have a tool in your arsenal that does the trick.

According to Cosmopolitan UK, a photo series illustrating the unexpected purpose of the hole in the middle of your spaghetti spoon was recently shared on Imgur. As you can see from the pictures below, the hole is the right size to measure out a single portion of spaghetti.

In case you need another reason to have Italian tonight, a new study we shared earlier this week suggests that eating pasta does nothing to increase your body mass index (when consumed in moderation). If you’re looking for a way to celebrate that news, we suggest a plate of perfectly portioned spaghetti.

[h/t Cosmopolitan UK]

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