Ok last one for the grains, spaghetti & macaroni is what we will talk about today. So as many of you know macaroni is a great food item for your home food storage. If stored correctly it can last up to 10 years. The great thing about open spaghetti & macaroni can last 2 years, which is a welcome treat for home storage. One less thing you have to eat everyday or it will go bad. Which makes keeping variety in your home storage a great option, so your family will not get food burnout.
What Really is Macaroni?
Well macaroni is technically any pasta made without eggs. Macaroni is generally thought of as just the Elbow Macaroni, but macaroni can be any shape; including shells, twists, ribbons, rigatoni and ziti just to name a few.
What Really is Spaghetti?
Spaghetti Noodles are known as a long, thin, round shaped pasta of Italian origin. Dried Spaghetti is made without eggs.
Uses for Pasta
So now you know more about macaroni and spaghetti, and most families use pasta in everyday cooking that you should already know the uses. Making spaghetti and meatballs, baked ziti, in soups like chicken noodle, etc. So pasta is a valuable staple for your food storage, If you are looking for more healthy options for pasta, buy the whole wheat versions of your favorite shape and enjoy.
Some people like to make pasta from scratch at home and if you are one of those people, make sure that you have a Pasta Maker & Pasta Drying Rack in your food storage supplies. Also make sure that it is a nonelectric Pasta Machine variety or you won’t be able to use it if the power goes out. Ronco Electric Pasta Maker is an option for having an electric one on hand to use for daily food storage.
For buying macaroni in bulk is a great way to stock up for your home storage. Just remember that you need airtight containers to store your pasta in. We can help with that here are some great links to containers and for purchasing your pasta.