This is what the holes in pasta ladles are meant for
Remember when you had pasta every night in college? Eventually, you probably graduated to pasta in marinara sauce, but cooking pasta is definitely a universal skill. It's perhaps the most basic dish you can make -- it's cheap, quick and doesn't take much brainpower.
Everyone definitely has a pasta ladle hiding around in a drawer somewhere.
But did you ever think about what the hole in the middle of the spoon is used for? No, it's not for quick straining.
The hole in the center of the ladle is actually used to measure out a single serving of pasta. It works best with spaghetti and linguine. But, perhaps you can visualize the correct serving amount for any type of noodle.
See what we mean?