Homemade Pasta is fairly easy to make. It’s amazing how much better fresh pasta tastes. You can cook it immediately or dry it to use later.
This year rather than making the usual new year’s resolutions like losing weight, saving money, etc. I decided to make fun goals. I love to cook and bake, but there are some things that scare me. I think we each have our own things that you want to do but you are afraid you will fail so you just stick to what you know. I wanted to get out of that rut and not have to hear my husband say one more time that he wanted me to make pasta. So I have set a goal for each month to make a food that I find hard or at least I think will be hard.
For January, I decided to tackle pasta. I kept putting off. I waited till the 30th to try it. I really should start earlier in the month so if I do fail, I have more month to try again. Thankfully making pasta did go fairly well. I searched on Pinterest for instructions and got to it.
I put the noodles in the spare room to dry. I live in a very dry climate so they dried over night. I made chicken fettuccine alfredo the next night. They took a little longer to cook than I expected. But they were sooo good.
I felt pretty confident after making the pasta. I cleaned up and began to clean the attachments with the brushes that were provided. Not having any directions, I turned on the fettuccine attachment and started brushing. The brush got sucked into the rollers. I tried to fix it, but wasn’t successful.
Hopefully my husband can fix it. There is nothing like ruining a good mood with breaking an expensive piece of equipment.
Hopefully February’s goal won’t end the same. I haven’t decided but I think I’m going to try making mozzarella. It might scare me even more than pasta.
Want to check out my other goals for the year? You can find them all on this post.