Day offfff! Its been a torrential bloody downpour for 2 whole days and that is super boring. Ive been craving to get outside and explore now that all the snows melted. There’s GREEN things happening out there!
Instead of adventuring and going for motorcycle rides we moved the bed into the living room so we could laze around and watch every Fast & Furious movie ever made and stay in our pajamas all damn day. It was nice. But then real life kicked in and I cleaned the house.
As my reward, CB made me a super special dinner. Aside from craving nature I have also been craving fettuccine alfredo like a mofo. Our new Healthy Eating rule type thing is that if we are properly craving something unhealthy, we have to make it from scratch. So CB made pasta dough, rolled it out, cut it into noodles, boiled it and made a beautiful creamy alfredo sauce all from scratch. Usually we would spend $2 and 6 minutes boiling up a bag of Lipton Noodles & Sauce– instead this took 2 or 3 hours. But it was relaxing, and we learned a new thing. It was a great way to spend a day off, cooking together, while the storm raged on around us.
ALSO.. Remarkably Delicious. Oh.. my.. word. Fuck you, noodles and sauce!!
Beautiful golden yellow dough ball, made of flour, egg yolks and a little olive oil. Nice, CB. Nice.
I was the prep cook today, in charge of mis. We got some beautiful snappy asparagus, perfect in a creamy sauce! I also love peppers in alfredo, it makes it so tasty! And lots of garlic, sweated onions and even a few scallions for good measure.
The dough has rested, time to roll it out!
Fold it up.
Foldy foldy foldy.
Cut slices in the thickness of noodles you like.
This looks pretty good!
Do that a bunch more times for a bunch more noodles.
Dust it lightly to keep it from sticking in a messy pile.
You can see our noodles getting thinner as we go
CBs beautiful, thick, creamy, garlicy alfredo sauce getting an extremely liberal dusting of some very serious romano cheese.
Noodles take about 2 1/2 minutes to boil when fresh.
Add them straight into the sauce.
DINNER! We sat down with a beer and ate it in about 5 silent minutes. I’m going to have to clean more often..