Wednesday, February 25

therapy

It hasn't been the best week here in our house. And what does an Italian mother do when she wants to cheer up her kids....feeds them.
Celeste showed up bright and early Friday morning for a day of cooking. She unloaded groceries and all her cooking gadgets that I don't own.

After she got the sauce going, we got to work on the pasta making! I've made pasta with Celeste before but it always amazes me how a little flour, egg, and olive oil turns into a pound of fabulous pasta.

By this time, the house smelled amazing. We have pasta hanging and drying. We have made a cannelinni appetizer. We have dipped some fabulous bread in the sauce (just to make sure it is edible).

Bellissimo!

I don't know how I missed it but ended up without a picture of the HUGE pot of sauce. Here is the bottom of the pot after we took out what was needed for dinner and then packaged 12 bags for the freezer. Nothing like a fun day of cooking and a dinner full of comfort food! Thanks Celeste!

15 comments:

Alisa said...

oh comfort food-
i do hope that the week is heading upwards-
thinking of you ... I think its been an off week for a lot of people ... really do hope things look up for you and family!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

What a post! It brought comfort even to those of us just looking at it.

I hope your week looks up soon.

Shar said...

Wow. You lucky ducks! That looks SO good right now.

Awesome that you have some in the freezer for an anytime Italian fix!

linda said...

You've now got 12 bags of homemade sauce in the freezer...I'd say you're one lucky girl!

Looks like you have a fun day with Celeste and hubby.

Keetha said...

Yum, yum, yum, yum, YUM!!!

When I was a homemaker and not a workoutsidethehomer I USED to make egg noodles, Indiana style. I never had a nice little drying rack like that - - - mine dried in a thin layer all over my counter and table top.

Patti said...

Yum-O!!! I bet that was delicious!!

Amy said...

I'm truly jealous! I've always wanted to learn to make my own pasta. That would definitely have brought smiles to my week, too. Hope yours is looking brighter!

Jill said...

I'm sorry you had a bad week, but how wonderful to have such a great cheer-up activity going on. I've never had anything like that before.

calista said...

Sounds like some good food, and good memories. I hope next week is better. Praying for you all!

Melinda said...

I hope your week has gotten better. It is no fun to have a hard week.

I have always wanted to make my own pasta. It takes so much better. Everything looks wonderful.

Robyn said...

Wow, that looks so delicious! I wish I knew how to make pasta (or had someone to come and make it for me!) You are so lucky. Please share recipes... it all sounds great.

Cecilia said...

Wow....that looks so amazing! You guys are so lucky! I want to learn how to make pasta too :)

Lene said...

Oh that looks total yum!
I hope it helped you bad week get better.

Ginny said...

And, OOOOOHHHHHH, does it taste good too!!!! We enjoyed the pasta so much, Kim Sue. Thanks again!
(I still think the trio has a chance for a trip to American Idol!!!)

Celeste said...

WE DID HAVE A GREAT DAY. KENNY & KIM SUE WERE GOOD TO HAVE ME. MEAL WAS GREAT AND KIM SUE LET ME MESS UP HER KITCHEN!!!!