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Thread: Weight vs Cups?

  1. #1
    JeanineAlyse Guest

    Default Weight vs Cups?

    I have no scale and am without the packaging that tells ounces.
    Anyone have a good guess how many ounces per cup? I need 24 ounces of
    pasta to double Alton Brown's take on baked Mac' & Cheese and haven't
    a clue. Help anyone? ...Picky

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    Goomba Guest

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    JeanineAlyse wrote:
    > I have no scale and am without the packaging that tells ounces.
    > Anyone have a good guess how many ounces per cup? I need 24 ounces of
    > pasta to double Alton Brown's take on baked Mac' & Cheese and haven't
    > a clue. Help anyone? ...Picky


    Well, considering that most macaroni in the US comes in one pound boxes,
    I'd venture to say a box and a half worth.

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    JeanineAlyse Guest

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    On Oct 10, 4:08*pm, Goomba <Goomb...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Well, considering that most macaroni in the US comes in one pound boxes,
    > I'd venture to say a box and a half worth.

    Thanks, Goomba, but I have no box to measure with. That's why I asked
    for a "cups" guess....Picky

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    JL Guest

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    JeanineAlyse wrote:
    > I have no scale and am without the packaging that tells ounces.
    > Anyone have a good guess how many ounces per cup? I need 24 ounces of
    > pasta to double Alton Brown's take on baked Mac' & Cheese and haven't
    > a clue. Help anyone? ...Picky


    8 ounces to the cup, so 3 cups of pasta. I would probly use 4 depending
    on the type of pasta you are using.
    --

    Mr. Joseph Paul Littleshoes Esq.

    Domine, dirige nos.

    Let the games begin!
    http://fredeeky.typepad.com/fredeeky.../sf_anthem.mp3


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    gloria.p Guest

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    JL wrote:
    >
    >
    > JeanineAlyse wrote:
    >> I have no scale and am without the packaging that tells ounces.
    >> Anyone have a good guess how many ounces per cup? I need 24 ounces of
    >> pasta to double Alton Brown's take on baked Mac' & Cheese and haven't
    >> a clue. Help anyone? ...Picky

    >
    > 8 ounces to the cup, so 3 cups of pasta. I would probly use 4 depending
    > on the type of pasta you are using.



    I can't believer we are discussing this again.

    Pasta is measured by WEIGHT.

    "8 oz. to the cup" is a measure of VOLUME.

    NOT THE SAME AT ALL.

    gloria p

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    Goomba Guest

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    JeanineAlyse wrote:
    > On Oct 10, 4:08 pm, Goomba <Goomb...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >> Well, considering that most macaroni in the US comes in one pound boxes,
    >> I'd venture to say a box and a half worth.

    > Thanks, Goomba, but I have no box to measure with. That's why I asked
    > for a "cups" guess....Picky


    Can you try to visualize a boxful? It isn't really vital to the recipe
    that it is exact.

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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Oct 10, 7:05*pm, JeanineAlyse <Picky...@msn.com> wrote:
    > I have no scale and am without the packaging that tells ounces.
    > Anyone have a good guess how many ounces per cup? *I need 24 ounces of
    > pasta to double Alton Brown's take on baked Mac' & Cheese and haven't
    > a clue. *Help anyone? *...Picky


    According to the package, 1/2 cup = 56 grams (2 ounces). So you need
    6 cups.

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    JeanineAlyse Guest

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    On Oct 10, 4:58*pm, "djs0...@aol.com" <djs0...@aol.com> wrote:
    > According to the package, 1/2 cup = 56 grams (2 ounces). *So you need
    > 6 cups.


    Ah, hah! Visualizing as Goomba gives, and comparing that with your 6
    cups, seems to be the answer I needed.
    Thanks to all suggestions tomorrow's bake will be so much more
    comfortable for me.
    ....Picks

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    "gloria.p" wrote:
    >JL wrote:
    >> JeanineAlyse wrote:
    >>> I have no scale and am without the packaging that tells ounces.
    >>> Anyone have a good guess how many ounces per cup? I need 24 ounces of
    >>> pasta to double Alton Brown's take on baked Mac' & Cheese and haven't
    >>> a clue. Help anyone? ...Picky

    >>
    >> 8 ounces to the cup, so 3 cups of pasta. I would probly use 4 depending
    >> on the type of pasta you are using.

    >
    >
    >I can't believer we are discussing this again.
    >
    >Pasta is measured by WEIGHT.
    >
    >"8 oz. to the cup" is a measure of VOLUME.
    >
    >NOT THE SAME AT ALL.
    >
    >gloria p


    Obviously JL is homo, the ****** knows nothing about bra size.

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    Kent Guest

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    "JeanineAlyse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Oct 10, 4:58 pm, "djs0...@aol.com" <djs0...@aol.com> wrote:
    > According to the package, 1/2 cup = 56 grams (2 ounces). So you need
    > 6 cups.


    Ah, hah! Visualizing as Goomba gives, and comparing that with your 6
    cups, seems to be the answer I needed.
    Thanks to all suggestions tomorrow's bake will be so much more
    comfortable for me.
    ....Picks
    >
    >

    You need to know the specific gravity of the specific pasta you're using.
    i.e. how much volume does one ounce of pasta take up. This will vary by the
    composition of the pasta, and also by the shape of the pasta.What kind of
    pasta are you using?

    Kent








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    JL Guest

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    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    > Obviously JL is homo, the ****** knows nothing about bra size.


    Like we need another example of this "Shedons" inability to comprehend
    the written word.

    The subject was avoirdupois not the Sheldonian sexual depravity which he
    routinely inflicts on this group, and that, way too much recently, he
    must be feeling lonely again.

    Poor sod, obviously has no sex life of any but the most solitary sort,
    thus knows no better experience than to broadcast his obsessions with
    other peoples sex lives, as if, in his perverted mind, he thinks anyone
    were interested in his onanistic fantasies.
    --

    Mr. Joseph Paul Littleshoes Esq.

    Domine, dirige nos.

    Let the games begin!
    http://fredeeky.typepad.com/fredeeky.../sf_anthem.mp3


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    JL Guest

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    gloria.p wrote:
    > JL wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> JeanineAlyse wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have no scale and am without the packaging that tells ounces.
    >>> Anyone have a good guess how many ounces per cup? I need 24 ounces of
    >>> pasta to double Alton Brown's take on baked Mac' & Cheese and haven't
    >>> a clue. Help anyone? ...Picky

    >>
    >>
    >> 8 ounces to the cup, so 3 cups of pasta. I would probly use 4
    >> depending on the type of pasta you are using.

    >
    >
    >
    > I can't believer we are discussing this again.
    >
    > Pasta is measured by WEIGHT.
    >
    > "8 oz. to the cup" is a measure of VOLUME.
    >
    > NOT THE SAME AT ALL.
    >
    > gloria p


    Ooops
    --

    Mr. Joseph Paul Littleshoes Esq.

    Domine, dirige nos.

    Let the games begin!
    http://fredeeky.typepad.com/fredeeky.../sf_anthem.mp3


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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Sun, 10 Oct 2010 16:05:25 -0700 (PDT), JeanineAlyse
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I have no scale and am without the packaging that tells ounces.
    >Anyone have a good guess how many ounces per cup? I need 24 ounces of
    >pasta to double Alton Brown's take on baked Mac' & Cheese and haven't
    >a clue. Help anyone? ...Picky


    Do you have an 8 oz. or 16 oz. can of anything handy?

    If so, take a stick, ruler, or anything else similar handy, place it
    across any narrow edge (such as the handle of a pot lid), use it as a
    balance, and presto!

    -- Larry

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    Dan Abel Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] wrote:

    > On Sun, 10 Oct 2010 16:05:25 -0700 (PDT), JeanineAlyse
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >I have no scale and am without the packaging that tells ounces.
    > >Anyone have a good guess how many ounces per cup? I need 24 ounces of
    > >pasta to double Alton Brown's take on baked Mac' & Cheese and haven't
    > >a clue. Help anyone? ...Picky

    >
    > Do you have an 8 oz. or 16 oz. can of anything handy?
    >
    > If so, take a stick, ruler, or anything else similar handy, place it
    > across any narrow edge (such as the handle of a pot lid), use it as a
    > balance, and presto!


    Might work, although you need to be careful, as a 16oz can seldom weighs
    16oz. It's usually net weight, which doesn't include the weight of the
    can or of liquid that the contents are packed in. And I'm not sure
    about the liquid. Obviously, for soup, the liquid is included. For
    diced tomatoes, I don't know if the weight includes the tomato juice
    that they are usually packed in. For green beans, I don't think the
    liquid is included.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 10 Oct 2010 17:11:56 -0700 (PDT), JeanineAlyse
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Ah, hah! Visualizing as Goomba gives, and comparing that with your 6
    > cups, seems to be the answer I needed.
    > Thanks to all suggestions tomorrow's bake will be so much more
    > comfortable for me.
    > ...Picks


    Picky... are those cups uncooked or cooked pasta? 6 cups of uncooked
    pasta is going to cook up into a whole lot more. Hope you're cooking
    for a crowd!

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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    Kent Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 10 Oct 2010 17:11:56 -0700 (PDT), JeanineAlyse
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Ah, hah! Visualizing as Goomba gives, and comparing that with your 6
    >> cups, seems to be the answer I needed.
    >> Thanks to all suggestions tomorrow's bake will be so much more
    >> comfortable for me.
    >> ...Picks

    >
    > Picky... are those cups uncooked or cooked pasta? 6 cups of uncooked
    > pasta is going to cook up into a whole lot more. Hope you're cooking
    > for a crowd!
    >
    > --
    >

    As well, six cups of spaghetti or six cups of safeway egg noodles? Weight
    really is the best standard; it's just not what we do.




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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 10 Oct 2010 19:53:41 -0700, "Kent" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > As well, six cups of spaghetti or six cups of safeway egg noodles? Weight
    > really is the best standard; it's just not what we do.
    >

    If you take a moment to stop to think about it, weight is different
    between uncooked and cooked pasta too.

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 10 Oct 2010 19:41:31 -0700, Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Might work, although you need to be careful, as a 16oz can seldom weighs
    > 16oz. It's usually net weight, which doesn't include the weight of the
    > can or of liquid that the contents are packed in. And I'm not sure
    > about the liquid. Obviously, for soup, the liquid is included. For
    > diced tomatoes, I don't know if the weight includes the tomato juice
    > that they are usually packed in. For green beans, I don't think the
    > liquid is included.


    It would be close enough for my purposes. I'd be cooking not making a
    nuclear bomb.

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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    Whirled Peas Guest

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    On 10/10/2010 04:05 PM, JeanineAlyse wrote:
    > I have no scale and am without the packaging that tells ounces.
    > Anyone have a good guess how many ounces per cup? I need 24 ounces of
    > pasta to double Alton Brown's take on baked Mac'& Cheese and haven't
    > a clue. Help anyone? ...Picky


    According to the FAQ for r.f.c., edited by Victor Sack, 1 pound of
    macaroni is 3.9 cups. So a pound and a half of macaroni would be 5.85
    cups, or less than a 1/4 cup short of 6 cups.

  20. #20
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Sun 10 Oct 2010 09:48:05p, Whirled Peas told us...

    > On 10/10/2010 04:05 PM, JeanineAlyse wrote:
    >> I have no scale and am without the packaging that tells ounces.
    >> Anyone have a good guess how many ounces per cup? I need 24
    >> ounces of pasta to double Alton Brown's take on baked Mac'&
    >> Cheese and haven't a clue. Help anyone? ...Picky

    >
    > According to the FAQ for r.f.c., edited by Victor Sack, 1 pound of
    > macaroni is 3.9 cups. So a pound and a half of macaroni would be
    > 5.85 cups, or less than a 1/4 cup short of 6 cups.
    >


    Many of my cookb ooks have various conversion charts in them. That's
    what I usually rely on. Weight to cups for various items is usually in
    there.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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