I haven't done WFMW recently - partially because of lack of time but also due to a feeling of lack of creativity! LOL But, necessity is the mother of invention!
Was prepping for a lesson for Flicka which included dyeing pasta green, red, yellow, and orange to make a lovely fall noodle-n-glue tree. LOL As I went to gather the alcohol and food coloring, I realized...crud, I'm out of food coloring.I went to buy some more and found the standard small box of four bottles priced at over $3 at my local grocery store! So, I tried Dollar General. No luck. Hmmm...so as I stood there in the "cooking/ingredients" section, I was trying to think of an inexpensive solution and/or alternative.
And, it was staring me int he face...literally! LOL
If I have sooooo much trouble battling Koolaid powder and Jello-type powder stains on my counter tops, wouldn't they have enough "umph" to color pasta?
So, with 3 boxes for $1 of lime, cherry, and orange gelatin mix, I headed home.
I filled 6 muffin tins about 2/3 full of alcohol and about 1 T of gelatin powder. The powder doesn't dissolve but the dye is released. I soaked the pasta through dinner prep and consumption and after I was done with the dishes, I scooped out the noodles and laid them on a cookie sheet to dry...
Colored pasta at 1/3 the cost? That works for me!
Stop by Shannon's today to see what other cool ideas everyone's come up with.