Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pasta Machine

One of the gifts for my birthday was a Wish Gift card. I headed for Big W and bought myself a pasta machine, it has been on my list of 'things to buy' for a while.

Brett's not home for tea tonight, he's one his way home from Melbourne, doing a run in the truck with a load of scrap metal to Smorgons, for my brothers. Luckily they have given him a job to tie us over. With Gunns  going into administration, there is no work. It really has affected milling and the transportation of wood chip in our region. From the actual wood chippers, to truck companies, mill employees and the poor small businesses on the route, like delis and fuel stations. I seriously hope things get back to normal, very soon.

I took some left over pasta sauce from the freezer for tea, it's just me and the girls. If there is anything I don't have trouble getting Izzy to eat, it is pasta. When Summer had her sleep today, I got to making some, of course, whether I liked it or not, Izzy helped.

 Izzy warmed up the pasta machine while the dough rested. She was having a ball.

 I was killin' it, Curtis Stone style. OK now I'm just showing off ;P


 It cuts too!! Much easier and less time consuming than the way I was doing it before.


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12 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun!!! I've been toying with the idea of getting a pasta machine for some time... but I think you've twisted my arm!

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  2. yum!! I have a pasta maker...


    never used it.. is it really as easy as it looked!!!

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    1. It is easy, this was the first time I've ever used one! I'm feeling very 'masterchef' lol.

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  3. That looks awesome! It seems so easy to buy the packet stuff but then when you see that, you know that making it from scratch would be so worth it!

    From Angela - New reader coming over from FYBF :-)

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    1. It tastes very nice. I wouldn't want to be making EVERY time we had pasta though. And I'm not even going to attempt to start making fancy shapes, maybe a lasagne may be on the cards next.

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  4. Alicia you make this look really easy! I think we need a pasta maker in this house too! I can just imagine the fresh lasagne sheets :)
    Prue x

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  5. The problem with home made pasta is how delicious it is. So much more moreish than the dried, shop-bought pasta.

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  6. I really would love a pasta maker. Must tell boatman that for Christmas!

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  7. Oh, sounds like you're having a great time with your new toy, uh, I mean pasta maker :) You took some great angle shots too!

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  8. Looks pretty easy but I am sure it is more difficult than it looks!

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  9. so cool. i'm too lazy though. how does it taste?

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