She taught cooking classes, and enjoys cooking for a crowd. So -- we might as well take advantage of her skills, right?? On her second day -- I asked her to show us how to make gnocchi. She made two versions -- Ricotta and mashed potato...
|Lillian takes her cooking classes very seriously...|
Several days later, I invited my cousin Linda and her family to come for a pasta-making-class.
|Pat started the day by cooking and grinding some colorful veggies. Carrots, spinach, beets..for the colored pasta.(this is when I realized my brand-new-out-of-the-box little food chopper was a piece of shit. Don't buy Rival.)|
|Karl and his son Dan were enthusiastic students. Pat started them off, making the pasta by hand...|
|They caught on really fast...|
|And soon, they were ready for the fun part. THE PASTA MACHINE...|
|Good job, boys!!|
|Really -- men sooo love any kind of tools and gadgets!!|
|They moved on to the ravioli lesson...|
THANKS, Pat, for the lessons!! I still have the pasta maker out on the counter -- hoping one day Lilly and I will have time to make some homemade spaghetti!! You are an inspiration...