Life has been busy! I don’t like to take such long blogging breaks, so sorry about that!
Now, let’s get right to it! Homemade pasta. This is something I’ve always wanted to make, but never had the proper tools, time or desire to do so. Luckily, we were given the opportunity to give it a shot on the last stop in our Thanksgiving Tour De Families.
We celebrated Thanksgiving a few days after the fact with my husband’s mom and stepdad. Being Italian, his stepdad had done this once or twice before. They had a small pasta maker that clamped to the table and we used wine glasses to cut out our tortellini (because really, they were the perfect size and shape). We filled the tortellini with a butternut squash mixture, and we filled the ravioli with a ricotta mixture. Both were amazing and I have to give kudos to Mark’s stepdad for being an awesome cook. We also made linguine that went well with a spicy vegetable ragu. It was a great experience, and tasted amazing!
I don’t have recipes to share since the pasta dough was made when we got there, as were the fillings and sauces. But I did scour the interwebs to come up with some info and recipes that might be worth looking into.