# How to Measure Spaghetti Servings

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## Introduction: How to Measure Spaghetti Servings

In the past I have never  measured spaghetti because if I had extra I always used leftovers for the next day.  I have noticed that I have more waste now that my family is smaller; so I try to cook just what we will eat that day plus one serving. Using the quarter, nickel, and dime method I came up with this idea.This Instructable is how to make a spaghetti measure so you don't have any waste.

## Step 1: What You Will Need

1 Scrap piece of craft foam.
1 Quarter.
1 Nickel.
1 Dime.
1 Marker.
Scissors.

## Step 2: Method

Place the quarter, nickel,and dime over the foam and draw a circle around each coin.

## Step 3: Cutting the Foam

Poke the center of the circles with the scissor point.
Trim out the coin shapes.

## Step 4: Wash the Foam

Wash the foam piece.
Store in a kitchen drawer.
The Dime shape is for a small child.
The Nickel shape is for a older child.
The quarter shape is for an adult with a small appetite.
2 Quarters is for an adult with a  hefty appetite.

## Step 5: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

This spaghetti measure will be just the thing to measure spaghetti so there will be less waste.  I am very happy with the end results.
Thank you for stopping by and please remember to have a wonderful day!
Sunshiine

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## Questions

As I live in New Zealand I don't have those coins to trace onto the foam. Are you able to post measurements please?

I hope this gives you something to go by. If not let me know and I will try to figure out something else.

sunshiine~

This is an amazing idea!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting~ Have a nice week~
sunshiine~

Very interesting

Thanks Sparky! Have a beautiful evening!

sunshiine

LOVE the intro photograph. Very cool!

Thanks! Have a beautiful day!
sunshiine

You know, I never though of measuring the dry noodles. This is a great idea. I always have a problem with my son wasting food by telling me he's "SUPER HUNGRY" and then barely touching his food after i've made him a larger portion. Maybe I could use the different sized holes to let him gauge his hunger in a visual way and he'd learn what it means to have eyes bigger than your stomach.

I always made too much until I started measuring. It helps. Thanks for sharing and I hope your day shines!
Sunshiine