Today is national noodle day. Let’s celebrate with a bowl of spaghetti and a few facts.
- Macaroni was introduced into the United States by Thomas Jefferson.
- One billion pounds of pasta requires 2,021,452,000 gallons of water – enough to fill nearly 75,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.
- The first noodles came from China.
- Americas bought 1.3 million pounds of pasta last year. That is enough to circle the equator almost nine times with 16 oz. spaghetti packages.
- There are more than 600 pasta shapes.
- The first American pasta factory used a horse in the basement to power the machinery. It was 1848 after all.
Grandma’s Noodles II
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (optional)
|1.||Combine egg, salt, milk. Add flour. (For thicker noodles add baking powder to flour before mixing.) Separate into two balls.|
|2.||Roll out dough, and let stand for 20 minutes.|
|3.||Cut into strips and spread to dry–dust with a little flour. Let dry for approximately 2 hours.|
|4.||Drop into hot soup–cook for about 10 minutes.|
This recipe is taken from www.allrecipes.com
Happy Noodle Day!
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