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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Homemade Spagetti Dinner




 There is nothing more comforting than spaghetti.  So every Saturday I usually make a meal for my husband and. Both usually work on Saturdays and do appreciate when I make a home cooked meal for them. I was inspired to make spaghetti when I saw a box of toasted ravioli in the freezer.

Along with the toasted ravioli, I made home made pasta, homemade bread, and added fresh spinach, tomato, and garlic to an existing can of sauce.
I got a bread pasta maker and a bread machine one year for Christmas. I don't remember what year it was, but it was well over 10 years now.  The recipe for making the pasta is 1 1/2 cups of flour, 2 eggs, and some salt. Sometimes I might add about 1 T of olive oil. If you have seen some of the cooking shows out there, you might know that make well with the flour (right on the counter top) and you put the eggs in that well. You stir the in the well and slowing adding in the flour. Eventually you start kneading the dough. You knead the ball until it is smooth.  If the dough was a little dry like mine was, you gradually add a little water until it forms a ball. Pasta dough is not like bread dough, It is much firmer and harder to knead. Let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes. it will be much easier to make it in the pasta machine


There is a bread recipe right on my machine, so I followed that recipe to make the bread.

What almost always happens when I make a meal is that I have plenty left over. I will take those left overs and divide them up into containers and freeze for later meals. Usually lunches for work.

So I have a question for you all to consider. Does leftovers = meal prep?

Let me know in the comments.


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