Recently we had Mary and George over for a cooking double date. We had been throwing around the idea of making homemade pasta for a few months, and finally figured out a weekend that worked for all parties.
Four hours of hard work turned out dozens and dozens of ravioli, not to mention meatballs and fettuccine, and homemade sauce. I don’t think Mary and George quite knew how long it would take, but Jeff and I knew what we were in for, as we’d made ravioli ourselves before several times. The recipe for ravioli, out of “The North End Italian Cookbook,” even says that the recipe is tedious, and that you should invite a friend over to help since it takes awhile.
Here are some shots from our cooking night!
Here’s the start – spinach dough.
Please everyone look at how excited Mary was. This made my night, because it’s fun to see other people as interested in cooking as you are (as opposed to thinking you’re kind of crazy for making your own pasta.)
We also made meatballs…
Where the pasta hung out (I know I’m so funny!) for the night.
Have you ever made pasta from scratch? What is your favorite kind of pasta – penne, ziti, spaghetti?