When Wendy came to visit, we had planned a ridiculously long list of recipes we wanted to make together. In the end, we only wound up making one meal together, but it was the meal to end all meals. You shoulda been there.
On the menu:
* Homegrown Heirloom Caprese salad
* Homemade Pasta with Marinara sauce, both from scratch
* Lemon Tart (post coming up next week!)
We don't have a pasta machine, so this was genuinely made completely by hand. We used a recipe from The Pioneer Woman's friend Pastor Ryan. Click on over to Ree's site for lots of pictures and a printable recipe. The texture wasn't quite like anything I've ever had, even the fresh egg pasta in the refrigerator section of the grocery store, which I love. It was thick, a bit chewy, and quite unwieldy... and all 4 of us at the table devoured it. It's incredible how 2 simple ingredients, flour and eggs, can come together into something so tasty. We could taste the love and effort that went into it.
Wendy cutting the pasta:
Making pasta by hand made me want to run out and buy the pasta roller/cutter attachment for my KitchenAid mixer. Does anyone have it? Thoughts?