That Time I Made Homemade Pasta on a Tuesday
ON ME: DRESS: Palm Shirtdress, c/o | SHOES: Marie Sandal | NAILS: Clambake | NECKLACES: Ann Revere Essential Layering Necklace, Mini Gold Bar Necklace & Matchstick Pendant Necklace, c/oIN THE KITCHEN: Ceramic Egg Carton | BOOS Cutting Board | Pasta Maker | Pasta Bowls | Small Cutting Board
Years ago when I was in culinary school, I got really into home-making a lot of different foods. I tried my hand at making dill pickles, fresh raviolis, salted caramels, BBQ sauce and even homemade mozzarella. For a while I was pretty set on being a cheesemaker, but that dream was short-lived — especially when I realized that I’m a wee bit lactose-intolerant.
Despite my failed attempts at becoming a cheesemaker, I still do love the process of making something from scratch. I don’t do it very often, but every time I do, I remember exactly why I love cooking so much.
It can be so therapeutic.
Well, if you have the time! But when you do, there’s something so soothing and peaceful about being in the kitchen alone and working with your hands. It’s a bit like meditation for me, but with an tastier end-result!
A few weeks ago I had finished work early and got a strange urge to make homemade pasta. If you’ve ever made it, you know it’s time-consuming, but it’s also really fun! So I pulled out my pasta maker and all the ingredients and got to work. You can find the full recipe below.
We usually eat dinner at home at least 3-5 nights a week and sometimes I find myself getting in a cooking rut, so it was nice to switch things up and make an everyday moment a little bit more special. I made some easy meatballs with marinara and even changed into this dress and these sandals (my shirt was covered in flour from the pasta making).
After the pasta was complete and my sauce was simmering, I poured a glass of rosé and waited for Rob to get home.
I don’t have free nights like this very often, but it was so wonderful to spend time in the kitchen and then relax before Rob even got home from work! That’s motivation enough to get my work done early!
Have you ever made homemade pasta? Do you find cooking to be therapeutic or does it feel like a chore?