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.
OlennasWimple · 07/11/2018 16:44
Penne. Fusilli is a slippy bugger and shells don't drain properly and hold their cooking water in them as a "surprise"
I prefer linguine to spaghetti, but DH is the other way round and I don't care enough to argue or get both
Macaroni on occasion for mac n cheese
That's it - unless we find minion shaped pasta in the shops, then we all have that instead
InertPotato · 07/11/2018 17:24
I have one child who hates fusilli and loves spaghetti, and another child who feels exactly opposite.
I don't think you should be afraid to use all partially empty bags at once, just check the time on them and reverse engineer it. This is an enormously satisfying exercise and creates an interesting pasta dish.
DarlingNikita · 07/11/2018 18:03
Little, probably not, just shelves and trolley piled high with scruffy pasta bags done up with rubber bands (that might be just me).
Anyone else craving pasta for dinner now? I think the plan here (someone else is cooking) is risotto, actually, which is kind of fitting.
Gingaaarghpussy · 07/11/2018 18:25
Aren't all these different pastas the same but different shapes?
I like most pasta shapes can't be arsed to name individually, except penne, which just annoys me.
And if its cooked until its beyond redemption, God help you!
I had macaroni covered in pink custard once < Not envy. Slimy pink vomit inducing yukness!
BarbaraofSevillle · 07/11/2018 18:26
Some very cheap pasta often has cheaper wheat than proper duram pasta wheat, but I've never actually tried it. I imagine it might be mushy, but I don't know that.
It would be a good candidate for an Eat Well for Less style blind taste test, value pasta, supermarket own brand, standard brand and fancy naice brand to see if people can tell what is cheap/expensive and which they like best.
If I see De Cecco or similar on offer, I buy that, otherwise I usually get supermarket own brand from wherever I am.
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