Over fifteen years ago, Shawn gave me some KitchenAid pasta attachments for my birthday, or maybe it was Christmas. Back then, I was teaching more than full-time, so I tried the attachments once, made a big mess, and promptly packed the beautiful things away, in anticipation of someday having more time to monkey with such things. That time has come. The mixer and the attachments got shipped to Hawaii a few years ago. Last winter, I found them in our container over there, and decided to ship them with my harps to Alaska. And miracle of miracles, our local store in Klawock carries semolina flour! So I read up on making home-made pasta, and made an experimental batch of home-made fettuccine a couple of weeks ago. We were very pleased with the results.
Today is another one of those chilly, drippy days just begging for another indoor cooking project. So I came up with a lasagne, made with freshly made noodles. The texture of the noodles are so much better than the packaged ones. I'm getting hooked on this.
The only problem with this lasagne is its sheer size. If you happen to stop by, we have quite a bit left over.
A few things I'm passionate about: