He'd better eat quick, as the rain has really been coming down today, and it is likely to become a soggy pile of dough before long. He seemed rather excited by the fruit leather shingles.
Just as Blondin likes to tuck in to a good meal, so does Mr. ETB. I love his fork and knife clutched in fists pose, but I really laughed at him putting pajamas on over his work clothes before sitting down to supper. It is the human equivalent of gnawing at the roof of a gingerbread house. Nice to see him enjoying the pajamas though-they were a Christmas gift. I've finally perfected my lasagna noodle recipe:
3 large egg yolks plus 1 whole egg (save the egg whites for the cheese filling)
3 tablespoons cold water
1 scant teaspoon salt
1-1 /2 cups semolina flour
Whisk together the eggs and water until light. Add salt, then beat in the semolina until you have a very stiff, dry-ish dough. Wrap in cling film and let rest 30 minutes. Roll as desired.
Because they are fresh, thin sheets of pasta they do not require much cooking-no more than a minute in boiling water. Drain quickly so they do not continue to cook.
I use sieved cottage cheese as a filling, and it works best to beat some egg whites into it along with a handful of grated, hard cheese. It does take care of using up the egg whites.
I have an old, Imperia pasta maker that rolls quite thin, but if you are using a rolling pin, it should still be manageable (I've done both). This was a meatless lasagna, so I was able to use very thin sheets of pasta as it didn't need to support ground beef or sausage. I call it, "Knife optional" noodles, as you really can cut it with a fork. This is a good, basic egg noodle recipe that can be used for ravioli, or really any noodle you like. I won't give you a recipe for lasagna because I make the sauce slightly different each time depending on what I have. I tend to vary the cheese selection as well.
"How do you know I don't like lasagna? Did you ask me? You know what they say about assuming. I do too have room for lasagna!"
I thought such a grey day needed a bit of sparkle. The shoes proved to be a dumb choice, but eh, whatever. It wasn't like I was standing and waiting for a bus in a downpour (or standing on the patio gnawing at a gingerbread house).
Sparkly sweater-K Mart
Vintage camel skirt (part of a suit) Goodwill
J- Lo Shoes for Kohls-Goodwill
Vintage Coro earrings-Sequels thrift store (in the Dairy Queen) Council Bluffs, IA
Vintage West German beads-Hand-Me-Ups
J Crew jacket-Goodwill
Nan tights-Leggs Sheer Energy (a lie! I'm no more energetic than I was before I pulled them on)
Fragrance-Vintage formulation Diorissimo
Lippy-Revlon Snowy Peach
This brooch is difficult to wear as it is so pale it tends to disappear on anything except black. I really like the frosted plastic flowers, but finding something to wear it with is a challenge.
As I've been writing, the rain has turned to snow-the sort that falls straight down when there's no wind, and makes huge flakes because the air is so humid. It is definitely time to pack away those shoes!
Guess I'll just have to rely on my sparkling personality to light up the room...there should be a picture of me flipping you off here, but I didn't take one, so just go ahead and insert a mental image.