Monday, September 20, 2010

Dear Mom,

(**To Mom, and Anyone Else interested in my newest Kitchen Caper**)

Dear Mom,

We've been pretty busy here lately, but I found time to do a little cooking (surprise, surprise!) this weekend.  I used my new favorite nonessential kitchen appliance...

the pasta machine you gave me!

Nathan went and played golf for a while... so I made a mess.

The instructions said to mix the flour and eggs straight on your work surface if you're kneading by hand, which I was doing (I really enjoyed cracking eggs onto my counter).  I rolled little balls through the flattening attachment to make long sheets.

Then, I let them dry out a little bit before I cut them, so they didn't stick together.

I loved that the machine came with a C-clamp (to attach it to your counter-top).  I told Nathan that any appliance that comes with a C-clamp has to be awesome!

I used the Fettuccine setting, because I was going to make chicken noodle soup, and wanted thick, rectangular noodles.

After they were all cut, I laid them out to dry on a rack.  But, there were TWO settings on the machine.  And since I was experimenting...

I couldn't leave the Spaghetti setting unexplored.

When all was said and done, I got four thumbs up from two hungry boys.



  1. OMG! I am so jealous of your pasta machine. Why didn't you invite me over to play with it? Next time, please, pretty please?

    How about we had homemade chicken noodle soup this weekend and I told my mother, we have got to make homemade noodles next time. Looks like you're a step ahead of us.

  2. Oh you just make me smile and giggle!!! Your noodles look amazing!

  3. Umm. I also wanted to congratulate you on those specs of bran and germ found in those noodles. Way to eat your whole grains!

  4. Ahem - you just left and didn't even mention this let alone bring samples. Well, you did bring cinammon rolls. I'm glad you enjoyed your new toy!