Pasta! We love Pasta! And we learned a very helpful trick for this favorite food several years ago.
We measure out exactly what we need dry by weighing it. Then it slides into the water and cooks up. We serve ourselves the portion. At first the portions seemed small, desperately small. The deal was if we were still hungry we could cook more, but we just wanted to see if one portion would do it. We were surprised that if there aren’t seconds to have, then…we really don’t want them badly enough to start over by boiling the water and getting out the pasta and getting the scale out (you get the idea). Now we really are satisfied with just one small portion–who knew?
Cooking just enough is the tip of this Thursday.