Since our Italian honeymoon 11 years ago, homemade pasta has been my secret longing. Food Network chefs make it look so easy! Surely a foodie wanna be like me could make fresh pasta. For my recent birthday, my DH honored my dreams with a shiny, new tool for my culinary arsenal. Boy is she a beauty! With the two little ones napping, the newly 6-year-old and I set about on our first pasta excursion. We needed egg noodles for mama’s homemade chicken noodle soup. The recipe was simple: 2 and 1/2 cups flour and 3 eggs (I used 2 eggs and 2 T. egg substitute.)
Continue to fold in 1/2 and pass through. After a few times, reduce the thickness…6….5…4…etc. My helper was the crank master! He started telling me, “Mama it is getting too easy, you better go down a number”. What would I do without my Little Chef?!
Here is the part where you are expecting to see the finished product. Me too. The chicken noodle soup that I left for the babysitter ended up being such a hit, that it was all gone when I got home! My photographic moment, missed.
Making homemade pasta loves – the money savings, the stress relief, but most importantly, the time spent with my Little Chef. Spinach pasta is next on the agenda!