Wednesday, April 27, 2011

mama mia!

See that there? It is our pasta maker. That we got 3 months ago. With high hopes of making fresh pasta every week, topped with fresh marinara and meatballs. And Italian opera playing in the background. Eating al fresco. Instead, the machine just sat on top of our fridge.
Until Sunday, when we took it out for its maiden voyage. Paul and Alice came over, too! We tossed the fresh pasta in Jamie Oliver's creamy cheese sauce (recipe below) and added collard greens and homemade meatballs. Later, we reinstated the Queens of the Dominion, but that of course was expected.
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I look like I'm ten years old. And Alice is such a trooper - she just got her wisdom teeth out!
fresh pastafresh pastaeating

Fresh Pasta: About 1 cup of flour to 1 large egg. Mix it up, knead for a few minutes, let it rest 20 minutes. Roll out!

Oozy Cheese Sauce (adapted from Jamie Oliver's jamie at home):
1 c creme fraiche (we used sour cream)
5 oz melting cheese (we used mozzarella)
5 oz freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 egg yolks (we didn't add this)
small bunch of fresh marjoram, oregano or thyme (we used dry oregano and a clove of fresh garlic)

Put a bowl over a pot of boiling water (the pasta water). Add sour cream, both cheeses, and salt/pepper/herbs/garlic. Wait until melty and ooey gooey.

Quickly toss pasta, blanched collard greens and meatballs together in the sauce.



  1. I like this post mucho! Keep em coming!!!

  2. update: as of last night, the kings of the dominion have been reinstated.


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