Dark Days 6 – pasta and sauceDecember 24, 2009
Last night my husband and kids made pasta. It has been several years since we have made fresh pasta, but my husband has a good memory for that type of thing. He and the kids made pasta using the local whole wheat flour and water (no eggs since I’m allergic).My husband then made a sauce with tomatoes (ours), onions (local), garlic (grocery store), and red pepper (dried and from a jar). We (the grown ups) had some wine made by local monks also. The kids had local (but not the good stuff) milk.
The adults were happy with the meal. The kids, less so. My daughter thought the pasta tasted like raw dough – and perhaps she’s right. Next time we’ll make the pasta ahead of time and let it dry thoroughly so it has to be in the boiling water a bit longer.
Tomorrow is Christmas. It won’t be a Dark Days dinner. Breakfast will be closer – at least ethical – banana bread using the local whole wheat and organic sugar (egg replacer, salt, baking powder and baking soda and canola oil). The bread for the kids is just the dough with bananas (from the local grocery, not organic though – at least we supported the local independent grocer though). The adults’ bread includes organic walnuts and organic cranberries.