Caleb is not a fan of spending 2.5 hours in the kitchen... but when this is the product... I think it is worth it!
|Homemade pasta with cilantro-pumpkin pesto and sauteed chicken|
I got the pasta roller/cutter attachment for Christmas from my in-laws. I have been dying to try it, but hadn't been able to find any semolina flour. Well.... once I decided to actually look at pasta recipes, I discovered that you don't have to use semolina flour - all purpose works!! So... voila!! It became pasta time!!
We were a little nervous starting out... using a new attachment, our tiny kitchen, and the potential for a HUGE mess. But... we were pleasantly surprised. The new attachment was easy to use. Our tiny kitchen wasn't that big of a problem. And, well, it made a pretty big mess. But, we were able to clean a lot as we went. I can't wait to start experimenting with different pastas!! I guess I really do need to increase my weekly mileage so I can justify some extra carbs...
Here is a picture story of our adventure...
|Getting our supplies together|
|Once the dough was made... we decided you HAD to drink wine while making pasta!|
|Starting to roll it out.|
|Starting to get flat!!|
|All rolled out!! Thank goodness for the drying rack... we never would have had a place to put it all!|
|Getting it cut! C didn't tell me my hair was a disaster... we will just blame it on the hard work!|
|All cut and ready to be cooked!!|