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#95306 - 04/27/08 02:46 PM What to do with strained water
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When you strain what do you do with it? I did mac and cheese (AGAIN) , but this time I broke up a pack of ramen noodles into the dogs food bowl - I strained the mac water into the ramen while the water was still hot and it cooked the ramen. The dog loves the starch taste.

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#95307 - 04/27/08 04:31 PM Re: What to do with strained water [Re: hootyhoo]
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I don't strain mac - I just put enough water in to start with (1 3/4 cups for a "standard" M & C) so that the pasta cooks and there's enough liquid left to make the sauce - chuck in the cheese packet and a dabble of olive oil and you're got to go.
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#95308 - 04/27/08 07:03 PM Re: What to do with strained water [Re: phat]
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I didn't used to strain it - until Sarbar got me try it. It makes a difference. I also add Nido and a lot of folks don't do that either. Besides, the dog seems to like it and it is an easy way to cook twice with the same water.

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#95309 - 04/27/08 07:37 PM Re: What to do with strained water [Re: hootyhoo]
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I chuck Nido in if I have it, that does make a difference, neat trick making ramen with it, but aside from that i figure draining hot water just means I wasted fuel <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#95310 - 04/27/08 08:15 PM Re: What to do with strained water [Re: hootyhoo]
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Hot chocolate. Or soup.

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#95311 - 05/14/08 03:21 PM Re: What to do with strained water [Re: hootyhoo]
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Unless I'm dying of thirst and walking in the desert under a blazing sun, I use it to dowse a fire, water a plant or dump in a cat hole. If it was life and death, I would drink it. But I don't desert hike. Oh! can you refilter it through your MSR? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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