Sunday, February 15, 2009

VALENTINES DAY PASTA



This Valentines Day we treated ourselves to a dinner of fresh homemade pasta. Joined by daughter Amy and young William, we set out on our first endeavor to make our own pasta.
Earlier I prepared the gravy (sauce) made with San Marzano tomatoes and sausage.

Using a basic recipe of unbleached flour and eggs and the results of extensive research in 2 cookbooks, we began the epic task. These pics will tell the rest of the story.


Ready


Set


Go


Disaster strikes, and the eggs escape from their nest.


Amy and William recover!


Affection prevails.


Waiting their turn


Patience (photographer in chief) to the rescue.


Cutting the pasta on the "guitar", (actual name...chitarri)


The proud ones


Enjoying the fruits of their labor.

4 comments:

Tracey said...

If I tried to make pasta, it would probably taste a little like a cross between stringy rubber bands and a dead Pillsbury dough boy. I definitely wouldn't be smiling at the end of the process, nor would anyone around me. Best to leave it to the pros and stick to my trusty packages. Although, you do make it look like fun and I KNOW it's delish!

dog face girls said...

Oh that looks like fun!

jeannette stgermain said...

looks like you had a lot of fun making your own pasta! bet it tased good too!

UNCLE PAULIE said...

Looks like a lotta fun. I love that the dogs tried to get into the act!