Thursday, 30 October 2008

Guilty pleasure or last resort?

Homemade pasta REALLY isn't easy. Well it probably would be if you had a recipe for the right amount, but when you're cooking for five with a recipe for two you have to be careful with the salt, as I found out to my tastebuds' displeasure last night. The chorizo butter sauce was inherently salty itself, so all in all it was a bit of a disaster. An inedible disaster.
So off to the kebab shop we trotted for a late night last resort. And very nice it was too (well, quite nice, all things considered). But at the end of the whole culinary car crash I was left with a load of unrecyclable rubbish which is really going to skew my figures! Perhaps I could reuse some of the polysterene boxes? (if I can get rid of the smell) They might make good parcel packing if cut up small, or they might even find a use in the greenshouse. Either way there are lessons to be learned - watch your salt, always have a waste-free backup, or just buy pasta in a cardboard box.
So, off home to make a waste-free risotto. Best place an order at the chippie now, just to save waiting...



Home made pasta is definitely not easy to begin with and I wouldn't even dare try ravioli. However, I can vouch for the fact that tagliatelle becomes easier with more practice. Good luck with the rest of the week.

Katy said...

Bonus points for trying, even if the end result wasn't quite there! Better luck next time if you try again.

Layla said...

Good for trying, yeah!! :)

Well, a couple from Canada (I think) brings along their own reusable containers for junk food and such - very practical!! :)
(And I wish I had thought of it before too!!)

So, for next time, maybe a suggestion?? :)