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.
a couple recipes to make good use of pasta.
1 (16 oz) package pasta
2 large tomatoes , diced
1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
1 bottle Italian dressing
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.
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.