her baking & his cooking

she bakes. he cooks. we eat.

His: Fresh Pasta and Sauce

I love a good pasta dish and it’s pretty cheap and easy to make. Really Really.

Pasta:

2 eggs for every 1 cup of flour. Sprinkle some salt and a quick splash of olive oil and then mix it up. You can use a fork or your hand. Either way is fine. 

A good tip is to let the dough rest once it has formed for about 20-30 minutes.

If you don’t have a pasta roller, no worries. Use a wooden roller or perhaps a wine bottle to roll out the dough to a desired thickness. Be sure to constantly flour the roller and the pasta. Once rolled, fold it over itself a few times and then chop it to the desire noodle width.

Drop it in seasoned boiling water for about 2 minutes and you’re good to go!

Check this out. This is how easy it is to make a classic tomato sauce.

Sauce:

Take a can of crushed tomatoes and heat it up in a pan. Add salt and pepper and voila. It’s really that simple! 

The cost of that whole meal is probably $1.50 a serving. Seriously.

I just took the sauce up one level and added some things like italian sausage, basil, oregano (nothing wrong with the dried stuff), garlic, shallot, and fresh heirloom grape tomatoes. I cooked the sausage first and rendered some of the fat from it. Then continued to put in my chopped garlic and shallot and tomato. Caramelized those real quick and tossed in the oregano. Then tossed in the crushed tomatoes and added the chopped fresh basil and let that simmer for about 5-7 minutes. 

Topped it with a fresh mozzarella slice and had myself and delicious meal!

Try it! It’s easy and tasty and sure to impress!

-‘til the next dish

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