When you buy a big box of noodles...

United States
October 26, 2008 5:16pm CST
When you buy a big box of noodles that you are planning to make spaghetti with do you use the whole box? I'm making spaghetti and meatballs for supper tonight. I bought a big box of noodles and I only used about half of the box. I'm going to keep the other half for the next time I make spaghetti. So what do you do? Do you only buy the small boxes of noodles or do you buy the big box and split it or use all of it?
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• United States
26 Oct 08
I usually buy the smaller boxes, but the larger ones are more economical. If I buy the larger, I put the extra in a sealed zip loc bag for later use.
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• United States
26 Oct 08
That's what I did with the other half.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I buy whichever is the best deal at the time. I split the boxes alot. Most of the time that is the best buy.
• United States
27 Oct 08
Yes, most of the time it is better to buy the big box.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
i always buy big boxes of noodles. i have four teen children and they eat like a horse lol. so big box for their big appetite. if ever i will only use some i keep the remaining noodles inside a tight closed plastic ware. for me it is economical to buy big boxes and keep it. we all love noodles so there is always a big box inside the cupboard.
• United States
27 Oct 08
I understand about the big appetites. LOL
@Fafner (68)
• United States
26 Oct 08
I buy the big box when I buy pasta. It keeps for a long time, and it is cheaper and more convenient to buy the large box.
• United States
27 Oct 08
Yes, it does keep for a long time. We use half and then put the other half up for later use.
• Canada
26 Oct 08
I don't use the whole thing, I only use what I need. Sometimes it's just me at home, so we use what is needed for one person. Other times it's my husband and I, so we will cook for two. Mind you, there are times when we buy boxes that are about the amount that we would eat, or that one of us would eat when alone, in which case we use the whole box, but if there's more than we need, we will use only what we need and save the rest for later.
• United States
26 Oct 08
That's like us. We only use what we will all eat. But when I make spaghetti we can usually eat on it for two meals. So that way we aren't throwing any of it away.
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
29 Oct 08
i love noodles but i only eat them when am lazy or starving,its tasty when prepared in different tomato sauce but for me noodles is like a first course and never a main course hhhahahahahah!
@zalilame (880)
• Malaysia
29 Oct 08
I always buy a box of noodles and use all of it because my family eat all of them. I just love to cook for them. They just love noodles cook in all kind of ways whether with gravy or fried with vegetables and they love to have it spicy.