my mother is, in one word, amazing. last thursday she sent me a text that showed a picture of a pasta maker with the magic words “surprise gift was delivered today. ready for pick up.” needless to say, i hightailed it to my parent’s house to pick up my “surprise gift.” she had found them online for sale, so she got one for my sister-in-law, one for herself and one for me.
before today, i have never made pasta from scratch making my new toy perfect for sunday funday.
to make the pasta, i used 10oz whole wheat flour, 3 farm fresh eggs and a scant amount of water; mixing it all together until completely combined. i then kneaded the dough on a lightly floured surface. following my mom’s advice, i let the dough rest for about 10 minutes before cutting it into small dough portions to feed into shiny new pasta maker toy.
i really wanted to highlight the fresh pasta taste, so the ingredients for the pasta dish were kept really simple. using only turkey bacon (real bacon would have been better, but for the sake of husband and my blood pressure, i used turkey), sliced mushrooms, kalamata olives, fresh basil, a thin drizzle of olive oil and topped with chicken cooked by husband.
the flavors were fresh and so delicious. husband put it simply “this is really, really, really, really, really good.”
making the the pasta was easy and delicious and i will never buy store bought pasta again.noodled, faith