Rosie of Like Mother, Like Daughter made fresh pasta and posted about it. I thought why not? I did a little searching and discovered that pasta is basically 3 cups flour to 4 eggs, so I went with that and tried my luck.
The little ones helped with cracking the eggs and dumping flour into the Kitchenaid.
Then, I realized that my rolling pin was packed away in a box. What to do? We used a water bottle and then used a meat smasher to get the pasta as thin as possible.
This is what we made with half of the pasta dough. I used leftover chicken broth and Italian sauage, added carrots, spinach and the pasta. It was good, but the pasta was more like dumplings. I suppose you really need a pasta press to get it thin enough to be called pasta.
Daughter #2 really hates cheese. Yes, I know...Sometimes I accommodate her preferences, so I made cheese-free lasagna for her- pasta sheets with jarred marinara.
Next time, I promise I will look and see if I have the ingredients for a real recipe. Our lasagna was made with a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella (the brick was pre-mixed) and cottage cheese (no ricotta in the house). We were eating chicken and broccoli, so I made a meatless lasagna with green onions, green pepper and a bit of arugula. It was pretty tasty, but I am glad we didn't have guests. It is a family joke that I try new fake recipes out on unsuspecting guests. I like to live on the edge.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
--J. R. R. Tolkien
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
"’Eat my flesh,’ [Jesus] says, ‘and drink my blood.’ The Lord supplies us with these intimate nutrients, he delivers over his flesh and pours out his blood, and nothing is lacking for the growth of his children"
--St. Clement of Alexandria