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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:15 PM
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I don't have enough rigatoni. Should I mix in some elbows?
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 03:17 PM by Feeney2
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:17 PM
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1. do you have enough elbows to just have elbows?
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:21 PM
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7. No, I'm combining half empty boxes
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Chichiri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:17 PM
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2. only if you can lick them
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:19 PM
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3. check the cooking time of each
then proceed
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:23 PM
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14. Pasta purists say this should never be done, but I agree...
that if the cooking times are the same, go ahead. Even if one says cook 11 minutes and the other 7, I'd start the 11 minute ones then add the 7 after 4 minutes.

I've known Italians who wouldn't do this for ANYTHING but IMO, it's not worth another trip to the store.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:29 PM
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20. normally I would only mix pastas with the same cooking time
but I opted not to make even one trip to the store today ... so if you say it works ... I remember that next time I have a little of one and not enough of another
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:56 PM
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26. I've done it before, but who am I?
If I were serving a dinner to guests, I'd probably cook them separately and serve them in their own dish, but for just my own family I've mixed before and it works. It's not beautiful or artsy, but if you cook them for the time they are supposed to cook, it works out.

Julia Child might have had a problem with that but my standards are lower. :-)
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:19 PM
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4. wouldn't be kosher
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:20 PM
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6. Isn't there a passage in Deuteronomy?
about mixing pasta? I think you can get stoned for that.

You can at my house, anyway...
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:22 PM
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11. That's why i ask. I view all as pasta, but my wife thinks I'm crazy.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:23 PM
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16. everybody must get stoned
if the rigatoni lays down with the elbows.
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mr_hat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:20 PM
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5. Yes, but keep them separate when serving.
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Ninga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:21 PM
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8. wouldn't be prudent, nor Italian.
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Ninga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:22 PM
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12. Oh my, congratulations to me......600 posts!! Please send me
some little people jumping up and down. I don't know how to do that.

Thanks!
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:23 PM
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15. Thanks. A milestone my stupid thread
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Ninga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:27 PM
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18. Thank you Feeney......Oh are you Irish??? If you are it figures
that you would think it was OK to mix the two different pastas....besides.....Italians really stay away from elbows...unless they are being kissed.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:30 PM
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21. It shows that much. Tomorrow, I overcook some vegetables.
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Ninga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:34 PM
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22. Oh, I hope I didn't hurt your feelings.......just don't overcook the pasta
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:36 PM
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23. Oh no way. Not at all.
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motely36 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:58 PM
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27. Congrats
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:21 PM
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9. Knees and ankles would be better
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CitrusLib Donating Member (748 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:22 PM
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10. Knees and toes. Knees and toes.
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MrMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:22 PM
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13. Cook them separately, and let everyone have their choice
You'll have the same amount and it will look like you worked twice as hard ... because you did.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:25 PM
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17. I've decided to mix rigatoni with penne regate. they look the same.
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:29 PM
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19. wrists & knees are good too
if you don't have enough elbows
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:39 PM
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24. It is an Abomination
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:03 PM
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25. I do it all the time
just make sure you cook the rigs about half way before you add the elbows or you'll end up with overdone elbows...

The only reason I do it is because I really, really hate shopping and refuse to go to store if low on one thing and not the other....
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