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.
- 10 ounces flour
- 3 large eggs
- 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.
- 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.
From Cook's Illustrated
Amount Per ServingCalories 312 Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 140mg Sodium 57mg Carbohydrates 54g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 0g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 12g