Monday, January 17, 2011

Saturday Night Pasta Night

On Saturday night, I got a wild hair (or is it "wild hare"?  I don't know!) to make some homemade pasta.  Which translates into "Chris cooked and I watched."  I did make cocktails though, so there's that.

It starts with some flour and eggs.

Then Chris kneaded it into dough, wrapped it, and stuck it in the fridge for a little while.

Then he ran the dough through the pasta attachment on the KitchenAid a few times to make it super thin.

Then it was once more through the pasta attachment to turn it into tagliatelle.  Yum.

Chris made pasta sauce with pork sausage from the farmers' market, pumpkin, fennel, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.  Simple, but very, very delicious.

As a side dish, he made collard greens flavored with smoked pork neckbones and a little brown sugar.  It's umm...totally Italian...right?

The whole meal was delicious.

And lest you forget, I made cocktails!!!  We swung into the liquor store on Saturday afternoon to restock our bar and ended up with a bottle of Domaine de Canton (a ginger liqueur) and I made a delicious cocktail called a Pimms Cup.

Pimm's Cup

1 part Domaine De Canton

1 part Pimm's
3 parts Ginger Ale (we used extra spicy Blenheim's ginger ale)
Serve with ice.

And of course Grizabella was in on all the action:

Hope your weekend was equally excellent!  Did you make anything tasty?


Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

This entire meal sounds beyond awesome! Do you have a recipe for that pasta sauce?

I Have To Have It said...

The hubby made the sauce and it consisted of about a pound of sausage, a can of pumpkin, a small yellow onion, a heaping tablespoon of fennel seeds, about a cup or so of white wine. Salt and pepper to taste. Not really an exact recipe, but that should get you there if you decide to make it yourself.

Sleepwalker said...

Or you could just say like Anthony Bourdain 'you got a hot nut' to make some pasta. I haven't gotten my pasta maker out in quite a while. I should while it's still cold.

I did make multigrain chocolate scones with bittersweet chocolate chunks and cocoa nibs Saturday. And ricotta/spinach filled manicotti with bechamel sauce Sunday.

Silvery panther is just as cute as ever, toothless or not.

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