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Daily Prompt: Comedy of Errors Making Pasta


Daily Prompt: Comedy of Errors (and bonus assignment!)

by michelle w. on February 27, 2013

Murphy’s Law says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Write about a time everything did — fiction encouraged here, too!

Bonus assignment: do you keep a notebook next to your bed? Good. Tomorrow morning, jot down the first thought you have upon waking, whether or not it’s coherent.

The one and only time that we have tried to make pasta, I forgot what pasta was all about the first time through and tried to make it with Gluten Free Flour.

Nice option to baking

Nice option to baking but not pasta making

The second time of trying we used regular flour and used a YouTube Video…I think he had a few too many glasses of wine… the pasta was way too thin and had holes.

The third attempt got us as far as making the dough from a recipe that my hubby’s friend gave him.  By then, my kitchen looked like a tornado had gone through it and the mess was incredible.

4354413748136Pdrying rackattachments ravioliclock tickingIt was late at night and we were both exhausted… I ended up just doing dishes with hubby’s assistance and going straight to bed.  Tossing the dough into the trash.

Perhaps another day I will try again…when I am feeling brave.

Perhaps I might even consider just leaving it to Barilla

http://www.barilla.com/aggregator/recipe/1076

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Perhaps Barilla Pasta is not such a bad way to go sometimes…

Here are what others had to say on the subject of Murphy’s Law Days…have you had that type of day?  Would love to hear.

Tammye Honey

  1. Ilya Fostiy. Memory | Philosophy & Photography
  2. The Undoing of Un Fab I An | In Harmony
  3. Daily Post: Comedy of Errors | tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee
  4. My Thoughts on Personal Disasters | Never Stationary
  5. Daily Prompt: Comedy of Errors: Make Your Own Luck! | A YoungEmt’s Blog
  6. A Comedy of “Goofy” Errors | steph’s scribe
  7. NaNo Fragment-Never Fails | Tommia’s Tablet
  8. Murphy picked on me just the other day… | Hope* the happy hugger
  9. Sod Off, Sod | The Daily Dilly Dally
  10. Nihilism: nothing is wrong, nothing is right | Phelio a Random Post a Day
  11. some people have rules, Murphy has a law | thematticuskingdom
  12. I Didn’t Make Parole | The Jittery Goat
  13. Comedy of Errors | The Nameless One
  14. Daily Prompt: Comedy of Errors (and bonus assignment!) 28th Febuary 2013 | ittikorn1994
  15. Daily Prompt: Murphy is My Co-Pilot | One Starving Activist
  16. Comedy of Errors: Locked in With the CHICKENS | motherofnine9
  17. Daily Prompt: Comedy of Errors | Toddling towards entropy…under 24 hours with G$ | don of all trades
  18. Daily Prompt: Comedy of Errors « Mama Bear Musings
  19. The aptly named Murphy | polysyllabic profundities
  20. The little things | Spunky Wayfarer


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Kicking My Allergies One Step At A Time


I had been researching pasta machines since September when I did not receive on for my birthday.  I decided that I did not need an electric one (although it would have been nice) and that I could get all of the attachments and come under the cost of the electric one if I went with the hand crank one.

I went to http://www.walmart.com to make my final purchase as they were the cheapest and offered free shipping if my order was over $100.

If you love pasta, then you’ll adore the Weston 01-0201 6 Inch Manual Pasta Machine. With the adjustable, 6-inch rollers, you can have almost any thickness of pasta you want to make for any occasion. A double-cutter attachment means you can make both fettuccine and spaghetti, while easy-to-follow instructions help you along step by step. The included recipe booklet keeps the machine fresh year after year.

About Weston Dedicated to every aspect of the food chain, Weston gives customers what they want and what they need. From house ware products to specialized tools, Weston understands that food is the most important element of our lives. That’s why Weston commits itself to the preservation of nutritional value, efficient output, and quality products. If you want the best in home food equipment, look no further than Weston.

  • 6-inch wide, adjustable rollers
  • C-clamp attaches machine to counter
  • Heavy-duty metal construction
  • Double-cutting attachment
  • Complete with instructions and recipe booklet

What’s Included

  • • Pasta machine
  • • Double-cutting attachment

Specifications

Model No.: 01-0201
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 43.0

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I also bought attachments…could not resist

ravioli

Ravioli Maker

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These are from Bed Bath and Beyond  I did not purchase these only got the ones from Walmart that I would use specifically as they sold them separately and not all together like BBB.

I had to go to http://www.amazon.com  to find my drying rack and a good cookbook to go with my machine.  I was pleased to find a Weston Drying Rack at Amazon for $9.99 so that was really reasonable.  I will be making my lasagna for Christmas with Gluten Free Flour.

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For $9.99 it is easier than the flour surface and takes up less room as I am at a loss for space. I always prefer to go to Amazon when I am looking to price compare an Item.

That was my goal to be corn free and gluten free with my lasagna before Christmas.

I have frozen several batches of homemade spaghetti sauce that I made from the vine tomatoes that my roofer brought me so I am good to go with my sauce.

Now to conquer the battle of the cheese.  That will be at least an hour in the store with my list that I was able to get from  http://www.cornallergens.com/food/corn-free-cooking-baking.php that I take with me when I shop.

The actual list if you do not want to go through the entire website is located here

http://www.cornallergens.com/list/corn-allergen-list.php

I actually discussed my corn allergy the other day when purchasing insurance to find out that my new insurance agent has just found out that she also has a corn allergy along with several other allergies.  She also thought for the longest time that she was just losing her mind and was perhaps becoming a hypochondriac since no one else around her seemed to be bothered by the same allergies that she had.

She stated that a huge weight had been lifted off from her shoulders by my talking and sharing with her.  I hope that by spreading the information that I have obtained around and others sharing with me that the world will be better equipped to help us survive our allergy one day at a time and one step at a time.

Thank you for reading.

Tammye Honey


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Meat Manicotti,and a little thing of spinach for me, I Hope


Logo of the Barilla Group

Logo of the Barilla Group (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ok so I have been sitting here starving and reading blogs wondering what to make for a quick dinner and ugh … Omnomalicious just does me in …

http://omnomalicious.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/lasagna/

Since I am not a fan of any type of Sausage…I am thinking Spinach since I bought 4 bags of fresh baby spinach on last trip to market… however, as I am getting ready to make it, hubby pops in, sees my ingredients and heads to freezer to return with MEAT, lol.. so here we go with pictures even… Ok then I purchase a different brand of lasagna that I will not mention that was other than Barilla and am totally disappointed so it is back to pantry and I am left with Manicotti or Jumbo Shells so we will see from here…what a day so far…

This was going to be an easy meal and now food is on hold like most planes that I ride that circle the airport for hours waiting to get permission to land..

Honestly I will not stray from this pasta company ever again…

Grandma Cattot always said that if you must cheat and can’t take time to make the pasta or machine is in repair shop then do the Barilla or make a veggie dish… now I know why. May she not be cursing me in Heaven right now and I just asked my hubby for a pasta maker for my birthday in September.  He said to email him a good one so I am turning to you my friends and saying help..I want to make every thing from noodles to lasagna to manicotti to spirals with it…I want it to be multifunctional and versatile as well as heavy duty.

  • No dried pasta can compare to the taste of fresh homemade, and luckily the world’s most popular pasta machine is also the most versatile. Simple-to-use and solidly constructed, this authentic Italian machine produces smooth sheets of fresh pasta from your dough with the help of an attached motor. An adjustable dial with nine settings allows you to roll out pasta to your exact desired thicknessfrom 2 1/2 mm to 0.3 mm. The body of the machine is made of nickel-plated and chrome-plated steel for long-term resistance to corrosion and features flat rollers for making the dough sheet, as well as an easy-to-remove double-cutter. The rollers are constructed of special nickel-plated steel with a double-slotted opening for the handle and motor unit. All gears are in case-hardened and tempered steel for extra-long life. The handle and table clamp feature handgrips made of ABS plastic suitable for food use. The attached motor allows the machine to freely run while you can feed pasta through the desired pasta attachments. Three attachments are included: an attachment to roll out dough, to make angel hair and fettuccini. Five-year warranty. 6 3/4 h x 13 1/4 l. Hand wash. Made in Italy.Web only.
  • Specialty Kitchen Gadgets – Make authentic pasta your grandmother would be proud of, using this pasta machine from Italy. Atlas 150 machine with narrow and wide cutters makes 4 types of pasta; flat dough sheet, fettuccine, spaghetti and tagliolini. Simply change the thickness of the dough sheet to make round or flat noodles. You control the noodle size by rotating the dial from .3mm to 2.5mm in a total of 9 positions. Using a family favorite batch of dough, fill and crank to knead and roll out the pasta. It’s that easy to enjoy beautiful, Italian-made pasta at home! Detailed instructions and recipes included. This is the machine that is sturdily made to pass down from generation to generation. Chrome-plated steel body and nickel-plated rollers resist corrosion. Made entirely in Italy by the quality manufacturer of pasta machines for more than 60 years. Wipe clean. 3-year manufacturer warranty. 8L x 8W (14L w/handle) x 6H.Lasagna and ravioli attachments available separately. Motor unit also available separatel – Specifications Model V177 8L x 8W x 6H 6-lb. Made in Italy 3-year manufacturer warranty Care and Use Wipes clean
Marcato V240 Atlas 150 Pasta Machine And Motor Set

Marcato V240 Atlas 150 Pasta Machine And…

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$144.36 – $169.95

This will be the perfect gift if he wants fresh pasta …

So after boiling the pasta for eight minutes

and cooking the meat in the diced onion and fresh Italian Basil and Italian Parsley from my flower pot garden and a few tsp of minced garlic and olive oil in pan…

I chopped and added the cherry tomatoes to add on top of meat.

I have taken the ricotta cheese and whipped together with egg and garlic powder and a hint of Mediterranean herb and chilled while waiting.

Stuffing was easy for me as I used to sit at a tv tray on the porch swing every Saturday morning early and stuff cannoli with a spoon and a bowl then place on a lined cookie sheet. I never knew a pastry bag existed till I was well into married life lol…

350 oven F for about 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling sauce.

I used fresh spinach for mine and steamed in my Tupperware Steamer for 7 minutes on power of 7 since we have a 1200 watt microwave.

Adding water to base

Two pounds of fresh baby spinach

Cover and then get on with cooking

Unlike frozen spinach, this is ready to use…

Just stir in desired quantity and it chops it nicely while stirring it.  I also added a bit of Mediterranean Herb and garlic powder while stirring.

I stuffed, covered with a layer of the ricotta cheese then sauce and a sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese then when finished baking added a hint of spinach on top of pan to remind hubby that this pan was spinach dish.

Happy Eating to all… on my way to dig in …

Tammye Honey