Aged pasta

Apr. 26th, 2015 11:16 am
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I've just found a large (several kilos) stash of dried pasta, which we're never going to use because of K's allergy to wheat gluten. It's several years past its "best before" date, but there's nothing obviously wrong with it. The local food banks &c won't take it (past best before) and I'd really rather not throw it away. Any suggestions? (I'm happy for someone in the Oxfordish area to collect, or potentially even to deliver it to someone.)

[ETA: now handed over to a someone else, who will ensure whatever's edible is eaten and whatever isn't is given to a suitable preschool.]
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If someone were to suck condensed milk through a straw, the effort involved would basically counteract the energy intake from consuming it, yes? At the very least, it's got to be a lot healthier than just eating it with a spoon, hasn't it?

Um, asking for a friend, obviously. A fed-up friend with a cold who's sleeping very erratic hours.
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Recipe, as requested by various people....

Pork and olive casserole

2 lbs fat pork (shoulder, belly, etc), diced
2 tblspoons olive oil
1 tblspoon plain flour
2 medium-sized onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic (or more :)
1 tsp dried basil
400g tin tomatoes
Glass red wine
1 green pepper, chopped
50g olives

Seal the meat in a hot fryingpan and transfer to a casserole. Brown the onions, add the flour, and stir until the flour is well mixed into the fat. Add tomatoes, wine, garlic and basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to boil, while stirring, then add to casserole and put in the oven. Oven should be preheated to Mk 4 but put down to 2 when the dish is put in. Cook for 1 1/2 hrs. Add chopped green pepper and olives, and cook for a further 1/2 hr.

Should serve 4-6ish from this quantity, depending on hunger/greed.
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I mentioned these to several people at the banquet, in particular [ profile] freya_9, so it seemed easier to post the link, rather than trying to remember who I should email it to:

Edible googly eyes!

The edible flying spaghetti monster is quite impressive, but I'm not sure I'd want to actually eat one.... (Marshmallows, yes; egg noodles, yes. Marshmallow-coated uncooked egg noodles? Not so sure.)


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