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Sun Sep 2, 2018 6:38am

If you want to do this, you'll probably have to order capellini rather than capelli d'angelo. The latter is a bit more of a niche product here, and either way up you'll need to get it from online shopping services.

As for pasta recipes, well, I do a pretty good cheapo bolognese.

You will need:-

Mince (1 cheapo supermarket box)
Onion (White or red, doesn't matter which)
2 Tins Tomatoes
2 Beef Oxo Cubes

Peel and chop an onion, chop or crush some garlic, chop a carrot or two into thin-ish slices, and chop a bunch of celery for bulk. Get your saucepan nice and hot and bung a bit of olive oil in - if it starts hissing and spitting like an angry cat, you're good to go. First add the onion, wait until it's starting to go clear, then add the carrots, then the celery, then the garlic. Once the onions are nicely browned and the carrots are soft, brown off the mince. If your pan's looking a bit dry when you add the mince, a little more olive oil won't hurt. When the meet is browned off, add the tinned tomatoes, crumble in the Oxo cubes, and stir on a high heat for about 5 minutes. After that, transfer it to a low heat, put a lid on the pan, and let it simmer in the pot for an hour or two. Stir it every 15-20 minutes. Once it feels done, it probably is, so whack a pan of water on to boil and select your pasta of choice. I like tagliatelle with this because... well, because it's Mel's favourite, if I'm honest, but any long pasta is fine with the exception of the really thin stuff like capellini.

It's not quick, not by any stretch of the imagination, but it's easy to the point that you can do it whilst playing Overwatch, so that's good. You can also scale up the quantities fairly easily, meaning you've got shedloads of it for your freezer. =]

  • Ooh, that could be fun!Iximaz, Sat Sep 1 4:41pm
    I am definitely planning on lots of beans, rice, and pasta. Maybe soups, too, because those can last for a good long while. If I impress my roommates enough with my cooking, I just might be able to... more
    • One of my favorite non-pasta recipes: chili.Neshomeh, Sun Sep 2 11:11pm
      This is a non-spicy chili, because I'm a wuss, but you can always add cayenne or whatever to taste. 1) Brown and drain: 1 pound (16 oz) hamburger [called mince in the UK?] 1 onion, chopped Salt and... more
      • You're all crazy.Huinesoron, Mon Sep 3 5:32am
        Here is how you eat as a student. 1. Walk to freezer aisle. 2. Find Tesco/Sainsburys/Morrisons cheap ready-meals. 3. Buy as many as your freezer will hold. With the option to buy them from the... more
        • I mean...Neshomeh, Mon Sep 3 1:07pm
          I had a meal plan, so "shopping" was for things like granola bars to cram in my face in the morning if I didn't wake up in time to get breakfast in the cafeteria, because LOL, who does that? (I did.... more
        • ...Really?Thoth, Mon Sep 3 10:51am
          You don't just crack an egg over your ramen while it's cooking? And hey, if you're feeling really fancy, nuy some pre-cooked chicken and tear it up into chunks and put that in the ramen too.
          • Pffffthahaha, 'egg'.Huinesoron, Mon Sep 3 11:19am
            That sounds like an ingredient. Don't you know that's a dirty word? hS still remembers someone managing to set off the fire alarms by burning pasta in his first year at uni
    • Privet, Comrade Student!Slavic Cipher: Misha Ciferovitz, Sun Sep 2 4:15pm
      Today, I vill show you our big mentor, Boris, shoving how to survive by tight budget. Dis good for any student with no job, or trying to save their moneys for fan stuff, da? Good. Grab your Slav... more
    • JSYK: — Scapegrace, Sun Sep 2 6:38am
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