To only buy one shape of pasta?
BroomstickOfLove · 07/11/2018 13:39
I'm tidying up the kitchen cupboards. There are currently 6 mostly-empty bags, each with a different shape of pasta. WIBU to only ever buy a single shape from now on? And if so, which shape is best? I'm thinking of going for fusilli.
MrsStrowman · 07/11/2018 14:34
I get very excited about new pasta shapes, had some shaped like elk heads from IKEA once, ah those were the days... If I have an amount left in the bag that's not enough for a full meal (eg 2.75 portions) I'll cook it all rather than leave a little bit in the bag and mix it with whatever sauce we're having and DH just takes left overs for lunch
TrashPanda · 07/11/2018 14:34
We have linguine to go with bolognese, tagliatelle for meatballs and macaroni for one specific meal that my mum used to feed me when I was little that I now feed my kids. We also usually get the 3kg bags of fusilli from Tesco and go through about 3 a month but last time it was unavailable for online shopping so I went a bit mad and bought spirali, farfalle, fusilli tricolor and mixed them all together in the almost empty 3kg bag! Kids think it's great
nikkylou · 07/11/2018 14:42
I'm aware certain pastas are better for certain sauces and dishes...but I'm a heathen, and just pick the shapes I like...
Yabu to only have one pasta though.
Minimum spaghetti and one other is alright.
Spag bol - spaghetti obviously.
A chunky sauce where I'll mix with the pasta is usually Conchiglie as the shells keep the sauce and chunky bits in.
Fusilli works with a thinner less chunky sauce though.
To deal the dregs though, buy more pasta in those shapes, and be left with a slightly bigger amount of dregs but still not enough to cook with?
EspressoButler · 07/11/2018 14:49
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BroomstickOfLove · 07/11/2018 14:53
Hmm. I do actually have loads of tiny stars, because I like them for when I'm feeling ill. I might restrict myself to tiny stars, fusili, tagliatelle in the winter/linguine in the summer. And buy lasagne sheets and macaroni as I need it and use it all up at once.
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