The girls helped me put together an Italian dinner of homemade pasta, homemade Italian sausage, squash, zucchini and onions, and salad.
I'm so loving learning to do things myself. It's a lot of fun to make things that previously you thought...."I have to buy those things." Not so.
I enjoy watching my girls realize that some flour, salt and eggs from the backyard makes Pasta! Pasta doesn't have to come in a plastic bag. Talia rolled out the pasta, I cut, then she placed the noodles around the perimeter of a colander until we were ready to boil them. They also can be dried and kept up to a week. I've seen pictures of pasta drying on a dowel rack. I'll have to rig something up!
Two cups of flour
1/2 tsp of salt
3 eggs plus one yolk
Mix together, roll out very thin, then cut into strips.
Hang to dry
Bring water with salt to a boil and drop noodles in. Boil them to desired tenderness.
2 lb ground pork
1 Tbls Salt
1 Tbls Ground Fennel Seed (Start w/ Whole seed then grind fine)
1 1/2 Tbls Sweet Paprika
1 Tbls Finely minced Fresh Garlic
1 Tbls Sugar
1 tsp black pepper
3 Tbls red wine vinegar
Mix all ingredients well.
Making Italian Sausage meatballs.