Thursday, February 17, 2011

On My Mind

Today I have pasta making on my mind.



Matt has taken to making out own pasta.  We were buying organic pasta at the discount grocer we use, but there was still the issue of the plastic bags they came in.  Also, even at discount prices it seemed like we were spending too much money on pasta.  Pasta is one of my favorite meals.  Is is so versatile.  So, in the spirit of why-buy-it-when-I-can-make-it, one of the qualities I greatly admire in Matt, he started making it at home.  I so far have had nothing to do with the pasta making...well, other than eating it.  A few weeks ago when having dinner at Matt's parent's house we were loaned a pasta maker. (Pictured above, at left with hand crank.  It makes a variety of types, even ravioli!)  Matt has used it now and is quite impressed with how easy it made it.  He has sworn off store-bought pasta forever and is quite eager to show me how it works.  So, it will be a pasta making day!  Maybe a pasta making weekend!

The This Is On My Mind concept come from  Rhonda on her Down to Earth blog.

10 comments:

  1. Now that I look at it I really should have moved some stuff out of the picture. Like the compost bucket perhaps.

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  2. We have a pasta machine but the kids have only used it once. I think it should be pulled out and revisited as I love pasta...vbg. Popped over from Rhonda's blog.

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  3. OH NO! Then I wouldn't have seen the same bumper sticker thats on the back of our old truck. COMPOST HAPPENS! ; ) Love pasta too and have thought about making it fresh myself. Perhaps we will give it a try this weekend as well.

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  4. We made pasta last night and more will be made again today. The machine really made it a breeze!! I can understand Matt's enthusiasm to show me. It also satisfies my love of quiet, hand-powered devices. (I strongly prefer quiet tools!) Oh, the pasta was yummy too! We served it with curried homegrown squash and garlic and coconut milk. Mmmmmmmm..... I should have taken a photo!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. We made pasta for the first time last year - really shocking it took us so long considering my chap John's family is Italian. I remember the first few times we made it, we were all fingers and thumbs but we quickly got pretty good at it. We need to make some more actually - have to set aside an evening next week to make a huge batch :)

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  6. Oh how fun and delicious! I tried making pasta once when we were first married (ravioli) - this post inspired me to try again! (Especially gluten free pasta as it is so expensive)

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  7. Glad to hear your pasta was yum. I really must get a Pasta Maker. Homemade is always the better option...YUM! :-)

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  8. I have never made pasta before I would be interested in seeing how it is made and also how long it takes to make. Finding the time is always difficult with a little one x Stacey - www.stayathomemummy.co.uk (for some reason it won't let me link so my name clicks to my old site but wanted to leave a message to say hi!)

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  9. Homemade IS always better!

    Stacey- Next time we make a batch I will try to take some photos along the way so maybe you can "see" how it is done before attempting it.

    Thanks for "stopping by" everyone!

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