Friday, July 31, 2009

Homemade Pasta

Primo and Prima came over Friday night. We had a fabulous double-date night at our house watching Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Cradle of Life and making homemade pasta. Yummers!

On the counter, he added flour, semolina flour, and eggs.
It was in the middle of this that I asked him if I could use a mixer to combine ingredients. He was like, um...yeah, but with a dough hook. So I took out my mixer and showed him and he rolled his eyes. I guess he didn't know I had a dough hook. LOL! He added a tad bit of water during this process.

Next, knead the dough. This was tough. Both Primo and Don took turns kneading the dough.
Does it smell right? Yes, yes, it's right.
Wrap up the dough in plastic and let it set in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Time for a wine break. In my case, time to give the babe a bath. It was then that they did the preliminary rolling.

Bathtime over, and the rolling of the pasta had begun. At this point, we realized that a young Gerard Butler was in the movie with Angelina Jolie!
Mari got in on the rolling action as well!

Much, much rolling later, and I understood why you need more than one person to make pasta. That tray of fettucini was looking divine.

Oh, and did I fail to mention that Primo was making two kinds of sauces on the stove: Marinara and Vodka sauce. DIVINE! (it was at this point that we discovered that more expensive canned tomatoes was worth the extra money. Mari's palate agreed!)


After the pasta was cooked, we loaded up the bowls to enjoy the fruits of our labor (after giving thanks to God, of course). And in case there was any doubt if any one liked it, I had 2 bowls, Mari ate 4, and both Stacy and I were eating the sauce like soup with the french bread. Not a lo-cal meal by any means, but boy did it satisfy the soul!

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