Say: “homemade ravioli”…

and be sure that I’ll run as fast as I can these days to the biggest hidden somewhere in our house gun (if I have to I know where they are), and I’ll shoot you dead. I’ll choose the biggest one so to be sure that I’ll kill you for sure! DO NOT SAY: homemade ravioli around me… at least for the next few months.

Yesterday I decided to use my pasta maker. It’d been standing on my kitchen’s counter since Christmas and it was haunting me every time I looked at it… Finally I said: ok, that’s enough, time to face my ghosts.

Instead of making pasta I’d decided to make a ravioli. Why not I thought. What’s the difference between pasta and ravioli… I was soon to find out :-/

Everything had started so innocently.

2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

2 eggs

pinch of salt

1 tablespoon of buttre

1/2 cup of milk

I used my pseudo kitchen aid to mix the dough. It wasn’t working as good as I thought it would so I started to knead it with the power of my own hands ๐Ÿ™‚

Not a big deal since I always do it with a homemade pizza dough. It’s even fun imagining that I’m working out that way ๐Ÿ˜‰ After around 10 minutes of kneading the dough was ready for the pasta maker. It took me a while to figure out how that damn thing works, and why my dough is coming out with holes, looking more like a swiss cheese (my husband’s idea how to desribe it ๐Ÿ™‚ )

I didn’t have enough space in the kitchen to spread the rolled dough and to start filling it after being done with rolling. I had to roll part of the dough spread it, fill it, seal it, cut it and put it aside. ufff… and all over again.

My kitchen was a mess! I got tired just thinking about cleaning it after all. In the middle of making this yummy mess (I wasn’t sure if after all it’ll be yummy or not) I wanted to sit down and cry. WHY oh WHY oh WHY I had that idea of making ravioli… I was simply pissed!

Despite this little break down I put myself back together, threw away the rest of the dough ( I had already had done 13 HUGE raviolis), cleaned the kitchen, and relaxed a little waiting for the water to start boiling

Time for the best part – waiting, after all that work put in those raviolis, to see how many of them will come apart…

At the end I was tooooooo tired to take any decent picture of ready to eat homemade ravioli. I placed my butt on the chair and didn’t want to move or do anything else. It was hard to move my plate around.

I finished my dinner, packed the past maker in the box and hide it deep and high in the closet for it to be forgotten. I do not want to see it again.

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9 thoughts on “Say: “homemade ravioli”…”

    1. Arline, ask Jay… ๐Ÿ™‚ After dinner we all lay down on the floor huffin and puffing… I think that’s a sign of a good dinner ๐Ÿ˜‰

  1. Awww, bravo to you for trying! I only make pierogi and stuff like that once in a great while. Then, I prepare a full day of it so that I can make a ton of them and not have to do it again for a long while. I don’t have a huge kitchen either. And cleaning up flour to me is one of the most miserable things to do.

    But, they look delicious! Hugs!

    1. I think I prefere to clean the toilet that the flour from all over the floor, and kitchen’s counter, and my hair… etc. It seems to be one of the most uncleanable things ever…
      Speaking about pierogi I’m planing to make some soon. We’ve got guests coming over for dinner and I thought that they migh like homemade pierogi. I’m thinking about placki ziemniaczane with some kind of sauce, too. YUMM!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I agree with the toilet versus cleaning flour. It gets wet and then you can’t see it but it’s still there like a film.

        I have a friend with a very small kitchen who does the dough, etc. on her dining room table on top of a throw away tablecloth or a washable one. She swears there is less mess that way. This kitchen is larger so it wasn’t as bad for me this year.

        Placki Ziemniaczane…. Oh yummm… ๐Ÿ˜€ I had one once at a Polish road side restaurant (it was like a Palace, it was so gorgeous!). It was a small and it was HUGE! With beef and gravy on top. Mmmmm… Oh, the pot roast I made the other day with Hunter’s Seasoning would be awesome on that.

  2. Your photo’s make me so hungry for pasta. I have never made homemade ravioli’s..That was a specialty my Aunt use to always make on those very special occasions. Ahhh..the cleanup. Have to admit..you really had a mess …hahaha..Once you tasted those ravioli’s must of been all worth it…

    1. Thank you for reading, Cindy! ๐Ÿ™‚
      lol… Cindy I was too tired to actually enjoy those raviolis :-/
      I’m not saying I won’t make them again but next time I’ll be better prepared. Mentally and physically ๐Ÿ™‚
      Last time I just didn’t know that’s so so so so so so darn messy, but I should have know since it’s similar work to making pierogi.. and that’s not an easy work either.lol

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