Soda Bottle as Pasta Measurer

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

By Andra Chantim and Julia Edelstein
Clear plastic soda bottle holding dry pastaJames Wojcik

Said good-bye to soda? Fill the mouth of a dry 20-ounce bottle with uncooked spaghetti; the opening holds enough for a hearty single serving.

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