This winter weather has me in a rut! I decided it was time to check another thing off of my “I want to do this” list. Well…I actually checked 2 off as they kind of go hand in hand. Home-made pasta and sauce! I’ve never made either before and have wanted to for a long time. There is nothing like fresh pasta and sauce…such good memories of eating it by the plateful on New Years morning. *Drooool*
I doubled the pasta recipe and halved the sauce. I also used whole wheat flour instead of regular. I couldn’t decide which photo of the flour and eggs to post so…here are both 🙂
First I made a little well for the eggs…and then started kneading.
It took a while, but eventually I got it to the photo on the left – nice and smooth. I rolled it out really thin and cut it into strips. Just like the recipe said, the noodles puff up once cooked. I can see how a pasta machine would be helpful to get it to the right thickness, but if you’re not picky don’t spend the money.
As a side I found some spinach and leftover jarred salsa (canned from this book) so I mixed them together and saved the calories of using dressing!
Olive bread from The Village Bakery – this place is to DIE for. Jay and I go for lunch…or really at any time we can think up an excuse…all the time.
And here’s the final product! The sauce was fantastic – I highly recommend it. Lots of flavors and textures. The pasta was….ok. I have to admit, I didn’t love it as much as the other boys in the house did. It didn’t have a ton of taste and was too thick for me. Not what I was looking for, but still decent. If anyone has a pasta recipe please comment below!!
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