If you saw my meals, you'd know immediately that I'm no professional chef. I break rules because I don't they are rules. But some rules I break because I just don't care.
For example, I know that you're not supposed to break pasta before you put it in the water. Still, I don't want to get out my giant stock pot for a simple weeknight linguine. So, yeah, I'm going to break the pasta in half. Better yet? Get the kiddo to do it!