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Warm It Up

I hate it when I spend a lot of time on a great pasta dish, only to serve it up and have it get cold a few minutes later. That's why I love to start with a pre-warmed bowl. And no, you don't have to warm it in the microwave or oven, it's much simpler than that. To warm a large bowl, put the serving bowl in the sink with the strainer in it. Empty the hot water from the pasta into the bowl, pull the strainer out, dump out the water and pour the pasta into the bowl. The bowl should be steaming hot and your pasta will stay warmer longer. You can also use this technique on individual bowls. I find it easy to use a ladle or measuring cup to take a few scoops for each bowl. It's a simple technique to keep your meal warm enough to enjoy it.

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yayita yayita 10 years
in restaurants they come in super hot! I think they stick itin the broiler or something
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Haha, crispet1, that grosses me out, too! :P
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Another reason why this is such a great tip, I just realized, is that it elevates the strainer from the base of the sink. Often, when pouring out a whole pot of boiling water, it cant go down the drain all at once and the water has a tendency to sit in the drain with the strained pasta. It really grosses me out, so this is a great way to avoid that.
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 10 years
this would be a great gift
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Rubia-cute av! Yeah this idea is awesome. Theres nothing like a plate of hot, steamy pasta!
rubialala rubialala 10 years
This is a great idea, especially for my chronically late in-laws.
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