Feb 5, 2011

Making Pasta!

It began as a strong desire to create in the warmth of our kitchen,
after all our home school books were tucked away for the day. 

I found a pasta maker online and ordered him to come home,
we named him Mr. Atlas 150-
~our current hero!

We loved our first ravioli making lesson.
  I watched a couple of videos on the how-to on YouTube 
(how I love YouTube...visually it teaches me so much!)  

Our first session we rolled out two varieties 
and not a single one exploded when cooked 
(I am told this is a sign of good ravioli making!)
The cool thing was the fillings weren't from a recipe...
only from what we had on hand and what I thought MIGHT be delicious.

The kids had a ball 
and though our backs hurt from all the hard work,
our stomachs are screaming to make more!  

Fine dining at our house, welcome friends~

the humble beginnings...flour, egg yolks, olive oil and a bit of salt

Gathering up and kneading

Heavily floured so they don't stick while they wait to be cooked

and to finish the meal...

our daughter who normally doesn't cook
made with a little help from Mama,
a lovely accompaniment...
one with cheese and one with no cheese...
(Ethiopian Princess Sweetness is allergic to dairy- so many of our meals are dairy free now).


Kathy C. said...


Julie said...

Oh my, that looks so yummy. Let me know when you make some more...I'll fly right over:)

"Indescribable" said...

I'm salivating!

Kimmie said...

You guys crack me up...I was still playing with getting the post up and situated! lol!


Adina said...

This looks amazing! I love little helpers in my kitchen, they make life so much fun and think of all sort of creative things!

andrea said...

how delicious looking! you have lots of delicious foods on hand!!!
and what fun to do it all together as a family!

mom said...

YUM! Looks absolutely delicious!

Tammy ~@~

Stace said...


How delish!

Cathy said...

Wow that looks delicious. What a gourmet you are!

Expat Mom said...

Yum! That sauce sounds especially delicious. We just made ravioli the other night, too! Heart shaped for V-day (I make holiday foods early so they can be posted on my food blog).

Stacy said...

Mmm... I want to come over for dinner! (That pumpkin-pistachio sage ravioli reminds me of my very-favorite meal in my hometown: a local Italian restaurant that makes their own pasta, too-- and serves up the most delicious plate of Butternut Squash Ravioli... mmm! With sage and walnuts and a combination of cheeses I've never been able to figure out. But... SO GOOD!

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

Our oldest bio is dairy (AND wheat) allergic--and then we adopted Kristina, here she is VERY allergic to dairy--even one tiny bite of something with just a bit in it can make her sick for 10 days! So we tell her that God knew which family to put her in, since we were already used to dealing with her older brother's dairy allergy. ;-) It's a challenge to learn to cook differently but worth it for healthy children!

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