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Old 10-22-2004, 06:14 PM   #1
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Storing leftover spaghetti

Please help settle an disagreement with my girlfriend. I have always stored leftover spaghetti with the sauce on the bottom and the noodles on the top, thereby preventing the noodles from getting soggy. She stores it the other way around (noodles on bottom, sauce on top). Is there a right or better way? Thanks!

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Old 10-22-2004, 06:17 PM   #2
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How long are you storing it for? In our house it doesn't matter which way you store it, the stuff is eaten by the next day.

Seriously, I don't think it makes a big difference which way you store it. Just don't waste it.
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Old 10-22-2004, 08:51 PM   #3
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Actualy< I always store the sauce and pasta separately, so I'm no help at all, lol!
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Old 10-22-2004, 08:56 PM   #4
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I store mine with the sauce on top. But like Alix, it gets eaten the next day.
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Old 10-22-2004, 10:38 PM   #5
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pasta is supposed to absorb sauce, so it would be ok on put it on top. if it sits so long that it gets soggy, i doubt it would taste very good anyway. if you're looking to store it more than a day or two, i agree withmarmalady to store it seperately.
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Old 10-24-2004, 06:17 AM   #6
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I always store it separately. I find that the noodles absorb the sauce very quickly, even if we will eat it the next day. :)
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Old 10-24-2004, 06:19 PM   #7
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compromise:
put the pasta in a zip-lock bag and suck the air out. store the sauce seperately.compromise, i say, compromise! :D
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Old 10-24-2004, 10:45 PM   #8
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I say store it at my house

If it's going to be in the fridge for more than 2 days I'd say store it separately - the water tends to separate from the sauce by then and soggy up the pasta. However, if it's the next day that you intend to eat it I don't think it matters.

So........you're both right?? :?
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Old 10-24-2004, 11:51 PM   #9
 
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OMG!

Toss the frigging pasta that doesn't get eaten, and cook fresh stuff that turns out al dente when you reheat your sauce....

Does everyone have to be so nickel clenchingly cheap or incapable of planning how many noodles to cook?

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Old 10-24-2004, 11:56 PM   #10
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Now that wasn't nice!!! :twisted:

But the answer is yes :P
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