Originally Posted by Gideon
I tried using some of the Knorr sides; several with different noodles. They all tasted thick, slimy and too hard, even after 20 minutes in a cozy. So it was really poor recepies on my part.
I've read a lot more about "assembled" meals for FBC and I've also found an old dehydrater my wife had bought me 20 years ago. Last night I experiemented with dehydrating cooked angle hair pasta, ground beef and some spaghetti sauce left over from dinner. The unit works quite well but I can tell I'm going to have to experiment.
I do think cooked pasta that's been dehydrated will taste less starchy when rehydrated....we'll see
The Knorr Pasta sides take up to 20 minutes of actual cooking time to cook. if you are using them you need to start dehydrating them in the afternoon in your freezer bag with water and then they are ready to cook again by the time you boil the water in the evening. Dehydrating pasta is much better, or you need to find instant pasta ( harder to find!) I use the Knorr sauces and they are a good tasty addition.