Topic – Pasta for Dinner!

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Pasta for Dinner!

Lots of kids love to eat spaghetti or macaroni. Spaghetti and macaroni are two different kinds of pasta.

What Is Pasta Made Of?

Pasta is made from flour. Water or eggs are mixed into the flour to make pasta dough. People use a special machine to shape the dough into spaghetti or macaroni. The dough can be cooked right away, or it can be left to dry out.

Spaghetti and Macaroni

There are many kinds of pasta. Spaghetti and macaroni are just two kinds. Spaghetti is long and thin. It is shaped like a thin straw, but there is no hole in the middle. Macaroni is shorter and thicker than spaghetti. Macaroni has a hole in the middle.

Cooking Pasta

The pasta most people buy in stores is dry pasta. Dry pasta is hard and crunchy. People cook dry pasta in boiling water to make it soft and chewy. It takes only a few minutes for the pasta to become soft and ready to eat.

Sauce for Pasta

People eat pasta with sauce. A red sauce made from tomatoes is used with spaghetti. Some people add meat to their spaghetti sauce, or they make meatballs to eat with the spaghetti and sauce.

Macaroni and cheese is macaroni mixed with a sauce made with cheese. Stores sell boxes of macaroni and cheese. Inside each box is dry macaroni and a packet of orange powder. Adding milk to the powder turns it into cheese sauce. Macaroni and cheese is a favourite food for many kids!

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