Pasta Party

My neighbor and I had our pasta party this weekend. We made dozens of raviolis in three flavors – butternut, pesto, and beet.  It took us about 2.5 hours to make raviolis for two families for about 2 months.

I let her find the dough recipe, because she had made them before, and she pulled together one from Bon Appetite. I really liked it because it was a bit sticky, which meant that I could pretty easily seal the raviolis without resorting to running water around the rims. As the operator of the fancy Kitchen Aid pasta rolling attachment, she was slightly less thrilled with the stickiness.

Sam stopped by and checked out the progress. When he saw how well the Kitchen Aid dealio worked, he asked me if I would ever be interested in such a gadget. Frankly, making pasta is a pretty painstaking task. I don’t see myself wanting to do it alone anytime soon. With a partner to pass the time, it is totally fun. By yourself, it is considerably less so.

I see us getting together again soon to make more though. My neighbor had a great idea to make a dessert ravioli with a nutella filling. This is super interesting, and I’m dying to try it!

My next big plan is to make beet raviolis with a mint-butter sauce. Yum!

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About christianathomas

I'm a working mother of two trying to make eating well fit into our hectic lives. I also used to own a completely chaotic bakery. Follow me for tips and tricks on how to get more whole foods into your diet.
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