(finally! I'm posting again!)
It was a very kitchen-y Christmas for me -- a french press, slick new Belgian waffle maker, herbs to grow, an 18 inch paella pan (!!!), and more. To top it all off, my mom passed down to me a pasta roller that belonged to my great-grandmother. It's Italian made -- instructions in Italian and all. I couldn't wait to use it -- so ravioli was made the Saturday after Christmas.
I don't really have a recipe to go along with this. I'd like to say it's because the recipe is a closely guarded family secret passed down once every 25 years along with this pasta roller. Really, it's just because I didn't jot it down. I'll just give you some general bits of information, along with some pictures using our new macro lens. (Maybe I should have called this post "showing off new toys")
Without further ado, the least informative recipe yet...
salt, pepper, etc...
1. Make the pasta dough.
2. Roll the pasta dough.
3. Mix the filling.4. Put filling on pasta dough.
5. Make ravioli.6. Cook italian sausage.
7. Boil ravioli.
8. Coat with pesto and serve with sausage and garlic bread.
This was a fun meal to cook. Not just because of the pasta roller passed down to me, but also because it was cooking for my family in the kitchen where I first learned to cook.