Thing is.. I'd figured those "Wheel" pasta would be great as stars if you cut off the outer rim. What I didn't take into account is said wheel's preference for lodging themselves at the bottom of the pot and in the dislodgement process breaking up into a zillion pieces, none of which resembles stars in the slightest.... So of all the wheels I cooked, these were the ones I was able to sorta salvage, and only ONE wheel escaped from cooking without breaking into pieces... *sigh*
|Bento # 556
Black pasta with tomato sauce, adorned with pasta stars and cucumber stars. Corn cob supporting a carrot telescope operated by a quail egg-man. Fish dumplings as supports. Star crackers and creme fraiche based dip for the crackers.