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Homemade Pasta and Mother’s Day


homemade pasta

I spent the day yesterday at the zoo with a bunch of first graders.  It was a little crazy at times, but all in all, it was fun.  Luckily, I didn’t have to drive the 60 minutes there and back on the bus, or I might think differently :)

As I said yesterday, I wanted to share my Mother’s Day with you.  I said all along, I didn’t need presents.  What I wanted was to not have to cook and clean all day.  Well my husband went above and beyond with my wish.  On Saturday, he got in the kitchen and started working on some bread.  He decided to go all out and try a Peter Reinhart recipe that involved a starter.


On Mother’s Day, I got to sleep in!!!  My 7 year old is an earlier riser, so sleeping in hasn’t really happened since he was born.  Then they served me breakfast which was homemade waffles topped with homemade strawberry sauce.


After breakfast I got to open my son’s present, which was a ring they had made at school.  He was so proud, and did a great job making it.  My husband gave me Avocado Oil, which I am super excited to try out!  Then we went mini golfing, played arcade games, and rode go-karts.  My 7 year old planned this outing, and it was lots of fun.  For lunch my husband grilled us turkey brats!


After a relaxing afternoon at home the whole family made homemade pasta together.  It was much easier than I thought it would be, and it was fun to have everyone in the kitchen helping.  The dinner was amazing, and the pasta went perfectly with the homemade bread my husband made.


We went for a walk in the gorgeous weather after dinner.  And after my son was asleep, we splurged and had a bowl of ice cream :)  It was an amazing day, and I am so thankful to have these guys in my life.


Homemade Pasta and Mother's Day
 
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 10 ounces flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • Water
Instructions
  1. In a food processor pulse the flour a few times. Add the eggs, and pluse for about 30 seconds, until it starts to form a ball. Add water (1 tsp at a time) if needed to get the dough to come together. Knead on a clean dry counter top for 1-2 minutes, until the dough is very smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and allow it to rest for at least 15 minutes, up to 2 hours.
  2. If using a pasta roller, roll through the roller at the largest setting. Then fold the ends in to meet at the end. Place through the roller 2 more times. Then start to move the settings smaller, and roll until you can see the outline of your hand through the dough. Roll through your desired cut. Allow to dry for 30 minutes before cooking.
Notes
From Cook's Illustrated

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Homemade pasta is so much better than anything you can buy – I love the idea of you making it as a family, what a great way to celebrate mother’s day!

  2. Glad that you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. The waffles and strawberry sauce is similar to the French toast and raspberry sauce that I made my wife for Mother’s Day.

    Love homemade pasta. Look delish

  3. I love making homemade pasta! Yours looks amazing!

    And your mother’s day sounds perfect!

  4. Wow, wow & wow is all I can say. You were totally queen for the day & a Peter Reinhart bread … wow :-)

  5. I love homemade noodles. Nothing can be better!

  6. Mmmm, sounds fantastic! I always admire home-made pasta, and have never dared to make my own. it’s one of those scary dishes!
    I am incredibly excited that my mom is visiting from Germany starting on Wednesday :)

  7. What a fabulous recipe Erin, this looks absolutely delicious!! :)

  8. Homemade pasta is so good, it’s one of life’s greatest comfort foods. Yours looks heavenly. Sounds like you had a great Mother’s Day!

  9. You sound like you had a fabulous mothers day :D
    This pasta must have been the icing on the cake of a perfect day no doubt :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  10. This looks amazing…it makes me want to run out and get a pasta roller!

  11. What a fun Mother’s Day! Your homemade pasta looks delicious!

  12. Wow… what a fantastic day for you!! I love the day your son and hubby planned. I am so impressed you all made your own pasta… it looks light and fantastic!! Well done and I hope you have many more Mother’s Days as wonderful as this one. :)

  13. isn’t homemade pasta just wonderful? it’s one of my favorite treats to make. so glad you had a great mother’s day – it sounds just fantastic! =)

  14. Great recipe, and stunning photos Erin! I want some pasta now..:))

  15. Sounds like it was the perfect day, Erin! Everything looks delicious!

  16. Your pasta looks awesome!! I haven’t made homemade pasta in forever, I really need to get on that. Happy (belated) Mother’s Day as well! :)

  17. Happy Mother’s Day and hope you really enjoyed your day! And sleeping in!

  18. I’ve yet to make homemade pasta! I think you’ll push me to “do it!” :) Looks amazing Erin!

  19. My kids are early risers too, so sleeping in is always a nice present. It sounds like you had a great mother’s day! My daughter loves to help make home made pasta too, yours looks like a great recipe!

  20. Awe sounds so great Erin, what a treat your family did for you! The pasta looks wonderful as does the rest of the food too. Glad your Mother’s Day was special.

  21. What a wonderful mothers day you had! Love the idea that you made your own pasta – it just tastes so much better and such a treat!!!

  22. I have always dreamed about making fresh pasta. This looks delicious. I think a pasta roller will be my next foodie gift.

  23. I love hearing kids making effort to make their mom happy. So cute!!! Your son did a wonderful job making you happy too! And the homemade pasta? Wow… I wonder if I ever push myself to make one… =P

  24. One of my goals this year is to try making homemade pasta! Let’s see if I can get myself to do exactly that! LOL! Lovely pasta!

  25. I love homemade pasta, and it’s such fun to make it :) Sounds like a perfect day!

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