I did some research and bought a pasta machine on Amazon. And a drying rack. And two attachments. When I do something, I don't do it a "little bit", lol! Go big or go home! So, after waiting and waiting (and waiting!!!!) on the slow assed mail, it finally arrived!!!! Yay!! But then, it was here. In a box. Looking so complicated and intimidating. Honestly, I wanted to just put it downstairs with the other kitchen stuff I don't have room to store in my cupboards. But if I did that, I knew I'd never use it.
So it sat on my counter. In the way. A daily accusation that it had been purchased, but not yet used. Every day that box made me feel like crap. I don't need any help feeling like crap!!! So today, was going to be the day that I braved the pasta!!! I figured no matter how badly it turned out, it wouldn't feel any worse than having an expensive toy I'd asked for just sit there unused. Ya know???
I had a recipe for the dough from online printed out and I followed the directions. (I did wind up adding a bit more water and olive oil than it called for, but it was too dry otherwise.) After mixing and kneading, I shaped it into a small log and wrapped it up tightly in plastic wrap. Then you're supposed to refrigerate it at least an hour. Mine wound up being more like 90 minutes because I was upstairs sorting out my new stamping order, lol!
Dough out of the fridge:
Pasta on the drying rack:
My machine! As you can see, very little mess!!
If this turns out OK (and I'm pretty sure it will!!!), I'm planning on making lasagne for dinner tomorrow, and mini ravioli the day after that!!! And then I'll have to order some exercise videos!! *big grin*