Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Homemade Pasta

Jeff had his heart set on mac and cheese tonight, but then I realized that we were out of pasta. I didn't want to go to the store for one the girls looked up how to make their own pasta...and here it is:

Pour 1 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp. salt

out on work surface.
Make a well.
2 BEATEN extra large eggs

into the center of the well.
Mix with finger tips, then knead for 8-10 minutes.
Roll into a ball, place in bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
Let rest for 30 minutes.

Roll dough out on a floured surface until it is 1/16th of an inch thick.
Keep your rolling pin floured.

Emma was using my favorite rolling pin, a glass one that you can fill with ice cold water,
it makes rolling much the girls tell me! ;o)

Let rest another 15 minutes.

Use a pizza cutter to cut into thin 1/4" or less strips.
Let rest another 5 minutes.
Boil your water and add pasta, it only takes a few minutes for them to cook.
They will rise to the top when they are finished.
Be sure to check one first to see if it is done before draining and rinsing.
Olivia grated some cheese, chopped a little onion, mixed it with some milk and butter then added it to the pasta, while Emma cooked the deer meat and made the veggies!
I'm so glad God gave me daughters!!!

This is a book we gave Olivia a couple of years ago, it is WONDERFUL!
Lots of great pictures and good instructions.

Necessity is the mother of invention!
After making this wonderful meal, Emma realized that we are out of dish liquid! :o)
She came running in and asked, "How do we make our own dish soap?" lol

Olivia's cooking tip of the day:
Don't taste meat from a hot might burn your tongue!
Think I should get a picture of that??? lol

Emma's tip of the day:
Don't dirty any more dishes than you want to wash!


LinesFromTheVine said...

How sweet! It's so nice to have girls to help! I appreciate mine more and more each day!

Did you mention what book it was that you gave to your daughter? I would love to know, maybe I missed it.

Also, I always thought that you had to let pasta dry for a bit before using it, did you not have to do this? That would save so much time!


devildogwife said...

That's wonderful. I didn't realize they were so easy to make. We may have to try to make them ourselves one of these days. The meal looks yummy!

Headmistress, zookeeper said...

Those noodles look delicious! What helpful girls!

Meredith said...

Your girls are lucky to have you!
I've never made pasta before. Reading your directions makes it seem a lot less scary.

Tammy L said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing! I'll have to do this sometime. I like the quick and simple directions... my mom always made egg noodles but did them in huge batches. We spent the whole day, everyone taking turns with the rolling pin. :)