How To Do Things
Dried pasta is available in a variety of different shapes. Commercial dried pasta is made from durum wheat semolina mixed with water.
A good Italian brand of dried pasta, made from 100% durum wheat semolina (semola di grano duro), is often of a superior quality.
Dried pasta, in a tightly closed plastic or glass container will keep almost indefinately in the store cupboard (up to years). Make sure the container is tightly closed to prevent moisture or insects getting in.
Storing Salt, Soda, & Powder
Salt can be stored indefinitely. Salt might cake, store it in an air-tight container to prevent this. If it's already happened, just dry it in the oven and break it up. It will still be perfectly usable.
Dry leavening agents (baking powder, baking soda) will probably be marked with a "best used" date and if stored tightly sealed they most likely usable beyond that date. Typically they last 18-24 months but you can test the potency of baking powder or baking soda.; here is how:
Test baking soda: mix 1/4 teaspoon baking soda with 2 teaspoons of vinegar and the mixture should bubble immediately; if not, replace it.
Test baking powder: mix 1 teaspoon baking powder with 1/2 cup hot water and the mixture should bubble immediately; if not, replace it.
Sandy Utah Home Storage Center Dry Pack (801-561-8104)
December 6th - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
This time have been reserved for our Stake.
Welfare Square Cannery (240-2227)
Call this number for the most current family canning information at the welfare square cannery.
Slow Cooker Lasagna
From the kitchen of Shannon Fletcher
1 Lb. Ground Beef (Browned)
4-5 Cup Spaghetti Sauce (Quantity depends upon how firm/juicy you like it)
1 Container (24 oz) Cottage Cheese
8-10 Lasagna Noodles (Uncooked)
2-3 Cup Mozzarella Cheese (Grated)
Combine ground beef & spaghetti sauce
Combine egg & cottage cheese
Layer half of the ground beef mixture, the dry noodles, the cottage cheese mixture, and the mozzarella cheese in the slow cooker; repeat layers
Cover; cook on high 4-5 hours or on low 6-8 hours.
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