Pete and Sarah have the genius solution of drying the pasta on a (clean) clothes drying rack. Worked perfectly!
Courtney and I made some fettuccine. To go along with it, Pete made a delicious creamy alfredo sauce. He and Sarah also brought some red sauce they had made previously. Doesn't the fettuccine just look beautiful?
You can imagine just how excited we were to eat this feast.
then it was delicious.
This was such a fun way to celebrate food. I don't recommend trying to make pasta on your own, since it takes so much work. But it's a great way to hang out with friends and try something new. I've heard that homemade pasta is way better than traditional, and it's true! It was smooth, delicate, and so satisfying.
Here is a recipe for my favorite homemade tomato sauce. We didn't have it at the pasta party, but it seemed fitting to include with this post. It takes a while to simmer, but the deep flavors are very much worth it in the end. It's a good sauce to make if you do decide to make your own pasta because the amount of time it takes will match the time you spend making pasta. Enjoy!
Red Wine Tomato Sauce
Makes enough for a big batch of pasta
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 large onion, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Cook in large pot over medium heat until soft.
28 oz. whole tomatoes (or 2 large fresh tomatoes, diced)
6 oz. tomato paste
2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
Add to pot and stir together, crushing whole tomatoes with wooden spoon. Increase heat to medium/high. Simmer 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
1/3 bottle of red wine
2 tablespoons Romano cheese
Add to sauce. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes longer. Salt to taste.
Have you made something that's not typically homemade? How did it turn out?