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  • It's all about the noodle

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    5 posts, 5 voices, 879 views, started May 21, 2012

    Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012 by Cynthia Schmidt

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      Growing up Italian we ate a lot of pasta. I learned early on the every sauce needed to be matched with the correct noodle. For delicate sauces like a fresh tomato and basil quick skillet sauce Angel Hair was appropriate. For hearty sauces made with ground meat a thick noodle like fettuccini was needed. If we were going to bake a pasta dish other than lasagna we used a tube pasta that could stand up to the oven without getting mushy but a lot of sauce was needed or it would come out dry.

      There are a lot of specialty pasta shapes in the stores today. It’s fun to experiment. When I make noodles for our granddaughter I let her pick one with a shape she likes so it makes meal time fun.

      What’s your favorite noodle?

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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 21, 2012
        • I forgot to mention that when I make macaroni and cheese I like to use either a medium elbow or a medium shell.  We also make homemade pasta quite a bit but we use eggs so it’s kind of heavy.



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          Nathalie Girard wrote May 22, 2012
        • I would love to learn how to make my own pasta. Unfortunatly this is project #1452. So many things to learn and try!  

          I looove pasta! I can eat it everyday and never get tired. These days I like plain old spaghetti the best, but I change shapes quite often. I prefer shorter forms when I put veggies in the sauce; with spaghetti, chunks tend to stay in my plate ‘til the end, it’s harder to mix.

          Cynthia, could you give us the recipe of a few of your pasta sauce? I would be interested to try one out!



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          Vikki Hall wrote May 22, 2012
        • Aaaaaahhhhhhhh pasta........ I have a love hate relationship with it. I love it but hate how it makes me sleepy and also makes me crave it!

          Cynthia I don’t make my own pasta but I do use the same noodle thought as you when it comes to the sauce. My favorite sauce is definitely a pomodoro



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          Marya1961 wrote May 22, 2012
        • Love pasta!..but my tummy bulge doesn’t..lol...we pretty much follow the same tradition.  Son and I love the delicate pasta, while hub loves the thicker types.  Looking forward to making a lasagne tomorrow.estatic



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