Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Toys, Tots and Pasta

Just recently in an effort to preserve my collards I tried my hand at making pasta. I thought, people make spinach pasta why not collard pasta. I must admit for the fist time making pasta, I was thrilled at the outcome. Especially since I could find no recipes so I had to make my own up.

My Dad, decided out of either kindness or because he didn’t like me borrowing his pasta maker, he bought me one of my own. So this morning me and the kids made pasta as a thank you. The kids had a ball and actually where very helpful! I made a citrus pepper pasta.

I send a pound a fresh pasta to their house and kept the leftovers. I had them for lunch.

This is again a non-recipe recipe, but here is what I did

Sautee about 2 tbs of chopped onion in about 2 tbs of olive oil.

Add 1 clove finely minced garlic.

Add 3 tbs slivered almonds.

Heat all until almonds slightly toasted.

Add…(these were leftover from the night before so I am guessing ) ¼-½ lb shrimp (mine were already cooked.

Add ¼ c. reserved pasta water (from cooking)

Toss with cooked pasta

Top with parm and a squeeze of lemon if you have it.

Joel I wish you were here for lunch!! :O


Choclette said...

Sounds deliicous, I'm always very impressed with people who make their own pasta.

Hpe your business is doing well.

Carla and Michael said...

Sound delish. Now you've peaked my curiosity. Can we have the recipe for your pasta? I too just got a pasta machine, though I have yet to explore with it.

Ann Minard said...

Awesome, you are making memories, spending quality time with your kids, and teaching them healthy eating habits!