Mini Mission Monday ~ One for the men


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Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.

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  1. I go even one step further with the Eco Tip of the Day – Once the pasta has been added and the water is boiling again, I turn off the burner, wait for the boiling to subside, immediately put the lid on again, and start the timer. For medium sized pasta, it takes about eight minutes to cook to perfect tenderness. I have heavy pots, and maybe this won’t work with thinner ones, but it is worth a try.

    Great set of mini-missions. I like the flip to the man’s point of view. It helps me help my husband!

    • Hi Jo H, I am certainly going to give your pasta boiling tip a try. Nothing ventured nothing gained I say. Did you know that there is some king of cooking pot available from campings stores that claims to work just like this. Bring whatever you are cooking to temperature and then turn it off leave it on the bench and come back later for a perfectly cooking meal. I really must investigate this. In the meantime I will try your tip.

      Glad you liked the mini missions. Let’s hope your husband will comply.

      • My parents own a whole set of those, and love them. I have one pot from them, and it works AMAZINGLY well. For rice and pasta, I just boil water in an electric heater (they save energy over the stove, and even a microwave) pour it in the pot, and leave it. Rice takes about 15 minutes for me if I “rush” it by using the stove, but will cook in 20-25 without ever turning the stove on (and never overcooks, it always comes out fluffy and nice). It’s actually the same brand as the salad shooter I’m hoping to get for Christmas from my family. Expensive items, but VERY worth it. I’ve definitely seen other things done at demos (pan fried chicken with no oil, baked potatoes, and carrots all cooked in one pot with no water and just a dash of pepper – delicious), but here rice based and pasta based dishes are the norm, so I haven’t used my pot for much else. I’ve also NEVER burned anything to it, even the one time I accidentally left the burner on for 3 hours (only happened once, and it was on low). The brand is Kitchen Craft, but I don’t know if they are available elsewhere.

      • Yes that is a great idea and I have been using it. Thank you and keep them coming please.

  2. The tip by Jo H also works for boiling eggs. just bring the water to boil and then turn off, wait approx 3 to 4 minutes for soft eggs, 6 to 8 for hard eggs, depending on the size of your egg.
    For rice: soak the rice in water in advance and it will rehydrate before cooking, lessening cooking time.

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