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Save money on pasta by always keeping it separate from sauces.  After you cook pasta, you should always run cold water over it to stop the cooking process. 


If you put it in a separate bowl from the sauce, then you can refrigerate or freeze the leftovers for other dishes.  If you mix, for example, your pasta with your meat sauce for spaghetti, then you can not reuse it for other dishes.


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Here are a couple recipes to make good use of pasta.


Rainbow Salad


1 (16 oz) package  pasta
2 large tomatoes , diced
1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
1 red onion, chopped
1 bottle Italian dressing
(16 ounces)

Cook the pasta in boiling water until tender. Drain  and rinse with cold water. In a large bowl, combine pasta, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, and salad dressing. Mix and refrigerate for one hour.


Easy Fettuccini


1 lb egg noodles
1/2 cup butter
1 cup half-and-half cream
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook noodles.  Drain.  Heat the butter and cream over low heat until butter melts. 

Pour sauce over cooked noodles and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.  Toss and serve.







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