Tumble dryers work better if you remember to switch them on after loading them
I did that with cooking pasta last night...not with a tumble dryer, obviously, but I boiled the kettle, put the pasta in the pan, put it on the ring, came back to stir it every couple of minutes...I couldn't for thelife of me understand why it wasn't boiling!
Not quite as bad as the tumble dryer. If you'd waited long enough (several hours) then the pasta would have cooked
I'll take your word for that, kerioboe-I don't think my parents'd be best pleased!
This was passed on as a helpful tip from older teachers when I first started teaching. In France there are termly meetings of all the teachers of each class. These can sometimes go on until 8.00 pm (or even later) and was before most people had microwaves and "ready meals." One day I said something about the fact that I could never be bothered to cook when I got home really late and they told me to put pasta in boiling water and leave it and it would be cooked when I got home. Then all you have to do is to heat it up in a sauce. It does work but I'm not sure what the minimum cooking time with this method is (it might, in fact, be more like ten or twelve hours since French schools start at 8.00 am and I used to do it before I left in the morning)
Aaaarrgh! Sorry but I have had pasta like this (in France actually when I was an aupair) and it is vile! The adopted Italian in me has to protest. It only takes about 10 mins to cook pasta anyway - just time to prepare the sauce. Surely you can wait 10 mins?