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Monday, November 25, 2013

Tip for Tuesday



Here's a tip I use when I have lots of cooking to do on a day, like days I make a bunch of freezer meals. 
To save time when you're going to have a long day in the kitchen, prepare your pasta the night before.
Just boil the pasta as usual, drain and rinse it.
When it's cool, place it in a ziploc bag and refrigerate.
The next day, when you're ready to use it, put it in a colander and rinse with hot water.  The pasta will look just like it did just after you boiled it and you can use it as you usually would.

12 comments:

Terri D. said...

I do that with leftover pasta all the time. It works great!

Anita said...

I think I can manage that. :) Now if I can just learn to plan meals, I can take advantage of such a good tip!

Deb said...

Great idea. I don't fix pasta often, but I will remember this! Thanks and have a great week.

Betsy Brock said...

That is a great tip...and making dinner would be so fast then!

Karen said...

I never thought to do this when cooking large quantities. Great tip.

Jenny the Pirate said...

I never knew that! What a great idea! And I think I will use it this very week, when I make that crock pot chicken noodle soup recipe you posted last Thursday (we're having that on Wednesday evening when everyone begins arriving). Every little bit I can do ahead will help. Thanks, Mari.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...great post. The most important with cooking and storing pasta is keeping it COLD.

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! I have never tried this. I would just assume that the pasta would stick together in a big lump. I guess that's not true? Maybe this is what restaurants do all the time.

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on the blog. I appreciate your blog-friendship! Blessings to you and prayers for a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving holiday.

Blessings,
Ceil
PS We nurses have to stick together :)

Pat said...

You are so organized. You amaze me.

Jennifer said...

I've never tried this but it sounds like a great tip. Thanks, Mari!

Simply Linda said...

I had no idea you could do that. Cool Beans! Have a blessed Tuesday!

Brooke said...

using precooked pasta tonight. hot water rinse is a great idea!!