Monday, June 09, 2008
"The best meal in 2008"
That's how tonight's tea was described by Master B! I finally got brave enough to make pasta! I followed Rhonda Jean's tutorial but made fettucine instead of ravioli since I didn't have ricotta. I made a tomato-based sauce to go with it - using fresh basil, oregano & parsley from the garden. Hopefully in 6 months time the entire sauce ingredients can come from my garden..
I made the pasta using 3 eggs & 2 cups flour - half the dough went in the freezer for another night, and the rest gave us enough for tea. I was a bit worried if there would be enough as my helper was eating it as fast as I made it!!
We spent Saturday up helping my MIL - my SIL & BIL had gone away for the weekend for a break, and my MIL scored looking after the 2yo triplets by herself! We went up for the afternoon to lend an extra few set of hands! It was exhausting!!
I cheated a bit and had my computer free day on Saturday instead of Sunday. No, I didn't cheat, it's called taking baby-steps!! We had about 4 hours in the morning before we left, and I kept the computer turned off - it was very hard. I even didn't check it when we got home that night - I was very proud :)
I've been doing quite well at staying off it, and have gotten quite a bit done around the house and garden in the 'spare time' I've found.
I've run out of time for Menu plan Monday - will have to do it tomorrow now.