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    Macaroni and Cheese: Spirals Vs. Noodles

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    Spirals all the way...
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    Neither. I like shells!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
    Neither. I like shells!
    Darn. I forgot about shells. Yea those would be good. I hate spirals cause they turn into mush. Noodles are good but the sauce never sticks. Shells... +1

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    never had good mac and cheese made with spirals, so noodles it is.

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    Mmmm shells ARE good... I usually like my bolognese with medium shells
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    If the noodles are turning to mush, you're cooking 'em too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    If the noodles are turning to mush, you're cooking 'em too long.
    actually I think its cause I stired them for like 5 minutes on low heat trying to melt 4 tbs. of butter. I know it says to put in 1 but on the noodles it says 4, so ill take the benefit of the doubt and put in 4. It just takes forever to melt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    Spirals all the way...
    yes. shells second. Noodles suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride4Ever View Post
    actually I think its cause I stired them for like 5 minutes on low heat trying to melt 4 tbs. of butter. I know it says to put in 1 but on the noodles it says 4, so ill take the benefit of the doubt and put in 4. It just takes forever to melt.
    Ah. I leave the noodles in the strainer while melting the butter and mixing up the sauce. It seems to work out better that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    Ah. I leave the noodles in the strainer while melting the butter and mixing up the sauce. It seems to work out better that way.
    Good idea. Yea I have to get a strainer like that. The one I use looks like this.

    BTW. Do you have to run your bowl strainer through the dishwarsher after you strain the water or do you just rinse it, or just put it back after you pour the noodles back in the pan?

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    I wash it in the sink.
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    Shells with a marscopone cheese sauce.
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    I voted spirals, but really it is about the shapes - just about any of them will do (shells, penne, bow-ties, many more I don't know the names for.

    Noodles = wrong for macaroni.

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    Out of all the shapes, shells hold the cheese best. And yes, noodles are terribly wrong for mac and cheese.
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    Well, after doing a long city meander Saturday - that included two Italian bakeries - one of which had two WALLS stocked full of all sorts of Italian pasta/funky shapes, etc etc (and of course I purchased a few packages of them) - love the sprials and all the other funky noooooodly shapes of pasta versus the everyday noodle (which I assume is the ye olde ELBOW).

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    I like my Mac and cheese with the clam shells. mmmm.

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    I just made "terribly wrong" mac & cheese last night.


    It was tasty anyway. Everyone had seconds.
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    I haven't had Mac & Cheese since about 1994 when I OD'd on it, but at the time is was spirals with the white cheddar sauce.

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    noodles.
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    Shells or elbows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Shells or elbows.

    Elbows, finally someone with mac & cheece savy.
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    Spirals. Their greater surface area can carry more cheese.

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