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    cooking lots of pasta to save money

    I cook entire boxes of spaghetti at a time and keep them in a ziplock in the fridge. I don't know if its really saving money as much as a TON of time and electricity cooking. The noodles seem to keep a long time and I always have sauce made and stored so I can heat up a spagetti dinner for the kids in minutes. A couple pieces of bread in the toaster while the microwave is running and boom. Everybody's happy.

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    Hello oj, this is a recent trick that I too learned from my Italian side of the family. There's only 2 of us @ home with a broken dishwasher so making pasta became a real pain. Now I make the whole package, coat it with a little olive oil. Sealed up tight it will keep up to a week. I only eat whole grain now which needs a little more salt when cooking. Not kidding, have you ever made "fried pasta'? Thrown in a pan with a little butter & oil, S & P are all that's necessary. You can also add some fresh/dried herbs, fresh cherry tomatoes, zucchini. The pasta gets kind of crispy & if your kids aren't big veggie eaters they might not even notice them. OH, don't forget some grated cheese on top. If you try it, enjoy!

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    Try brown rice pasta. I don't like the taste of whole wheat so I discovered brown rice pasta. Takes a few minutes longer to cook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ojcool View Post
    I cook entire boxes of spaghetti at a time and keep them in a ziplock in the fridge. I don't know if its really saving money as much as a TON of time and electricity cooking. The noodles seem to keep a long time and I always have sauce made and stored so I can heat up a spagetti dinner for the kids in minutes. A couple pieces of bread in the toaster while the microwave is running and boom. Everybody's happy.
    That won't work and, besides, it's not healthy to eat so much pasta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaraB View Post
    That won't work and, besides, it's not healthy to eat so much pasta.
    YES YES YES! I totally agree! I rarely even buy pasta. Spaghetti squash is a good alternative.

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