Homemade Pasta

I've been on a homemade pasta kick lately. I've always loved pasta but the hubs doesn't so we don't really eat it that often. Last week I decided to try to make my own pasta and after taking one bite he said, "You have made a huge mistake...this is awesome! Now, I'm never going to want to eat the store bought stuff again." I do not have a pasta machine so I made it all by hand and it really wasn't as big of a deal as I was expecting. You have to roll it out super super thin, which takes a while, but the results are definitely worth it. I also love the fact that I get to use my all natural free range eggs and whatever type of flour I choose.

So...what's the point of all this? Well, this weekend we went to eat at an awesome little restaurant and although we did not order it, we saw tons of orders of fettuccine alfredo delivered to the tables around us. I probably haven't eaten fettuccine alfredo in 17 years, but after seeing those plates at the restaurant, it was all I could think of. I thought about fettuccine alfredo all night. When we woke up the next morning, I told the hubs I was going off to the store to get the ingredients cause I had to make some. Now I know it's horribly bad for you, all cream and butter and cheese, but we figured once in 17 years won't kill us! So, I made the fettuccine and prepared the sauce all from scratch and it was delish! The chics had never had it before, so you can imagine what they thought of it! The big chic wanted me to save some for her lunch on Monday, and since we probably won't make it again for another 17 years, I agreed. Here it is...

Whole wheat hearts, Frozen green beans, Mandarin oranges, Fettuccine alfredo


Astrid said...

I love making fresh pasta! I've got some recipes on my blog. :D I have a healthier alfredo that I like to make with fat free evaporated milk and reduced fat parmesan. You can make it a little "creamier" with low fat cream cheese. We love it with peas in it! (And I also usually make only whole wheat pasta, throw some flax seeds in... my pumpkin pasta is a household favorite!)

Brooke said...

Oh my god! Those wheat hearts are the cutest things in the entire world! I love food shapes! When I travelled to Argentina, I had rented a buenos aires apartment and I had this neighbor that used to prepare "empanadas" (typical Argentine food) in all possible shapes! It was really funny!

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