Noodling on Noodles


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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Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and award-winning author of six books, including More Than We Remember, What Happens Next, and the Christy Award-winning The Way It Should Be. She is the mother of six children and is passionate about helping others find hope after trauma.


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