I thought a break might be nice yesterday, so when steve came home yesterday we went out for a ride and to a very beautiful shopping place in north San Antonio. La Cantera is a shopping place with top brand stores and grounds that are like a botanical garden, great place to shop and get in a couple miles of walking. We did both.
I stopped at a kitchen shop and picked up this fun tool and then at Barnes and Nobel, new cookbook:
Both of these were only 9.95 each so I felt like I got a bargain.
I have kitchen aid attachments for pasta sheets, linguini, tagliatelle and something that looks like a square spaghetti. I also have an Atlas hand crank I can make homemade ravioli with but nothing that can produce a tube style. With this gizmo, I can make Gnocchi and a few different hand rolled tube styles. I had the old style kitchen aid pasta extruder and I think I threw it out. It was a total waste of time and money. If you are thinking of purchasing the old style, I would say keep saving for the new one and watch the reviews.
Homemade pasta is so delicious and can be good for you, I use whole grains and add spinach and other things to make it yummy and nutritious. a few nights ago, I cooked up a batch of boxed pasta and while the dinner was great, the pasta was noticeably deficient taste and texture wise.
I purchased this book mainly for the wonderful pictures and sauce ideas, over 200 recipes.
It was in the bargain section at Barnes and Nobel.
And while I was sorting my craft room I came across this cook book for my Vitamix. Yay!
All recipes.com has a great tutorial on making homemade pasta
this is a simple art with a little bit of effort and practice you will have a delicious meal for you and your family! It is worth the effort!!
Thanks for stopping by,