You've heard of things snowballing, right?
Meaning to increase rapidly in size or intensity?
Well, for me, it's this thing with pasta.
A few weeks ago I decided it would be great fun to make homemade ravioli. I'm thinking the inspiration was dining at a restaurant that offered a butternut squash ravioli with some sort of creamy, dreamy sauce. I wanted something that went a step beyond Chef Boyardee!
I found a ravioli maker.
I put together the ingredients.
How hard can this be?
And... we have ravioli!
How hard can this be, I ask? There are no pictures of the finished dish simply because my arms were too tired to lift a camera after kneading and pressing and rolling, trying to get the dough thin enough. It was darn hard! But, we enjoyed our delightfully spiced ricotta cheese stuffed ravioli with a parmesan cheese sauce. Mmmmm.... good!
So the next quest was to acquire a pasta machine to flatten the dough. I decided I would look around in thrift stores. You know, the thrill is in the chase! This is the sort of thing I was looking for:
I didn't exactly find that sort of thing....
but I did come home with a pasta extruder!
And we have been enjoying different sorts of pasta...
But the quest still continues for that pasta press!
The snowball rolls on!