Luke gave me a pasta roller that connects to my Kitchen Aid mixer for Christmas this year. I wasn't really sure about it at first, not because I didn't appreciate the gift. I just didn't know how it would work. I remember when my mom would make egg noodles a long time ago, it was almost an all day event and a huge mess.
Today, I finally attempted to make some fettuccine noodles. The recipe I had called for duram semolina flour....which, I found out was impossible to find around here. (Thinking about it now, I bet I could have found some at Fresh Market.) So I used whole wheat flour. Healthy pasta! :) I asked Luke to help me because I was a little intimidated and knew I would not get as frustrated if he was also partly responsible. With a little modification of the recipe, it turned out great. (I found out that I really need to invest in a sifter if I am going to be doing projects like this.) It took us a little while to catch on to the process, and we did make a huge mess, but the noodles looked and tasted good. And...the batch made enough for 3 more meals. I froze the extra for another day.