My parents picked a great day to come to lab – it was homemade pasta day!! We each were assigned two recipes and got to work.
Kelsey and I were assigned Austro/Hungarian Style Drop Noodles. Here’s the recipe. It was super simple, but I have to say they weren’t my favorite:
These beautiful hands belong to my friend Shameka!
WW and AP flour noodles (the WW were way better!)
The AP were a little too mushy. I would probably prefer dry pasta to this recipe – it was a lot of work for not the highest quality product.
K and I were also assigned to a Four Cheese Sauce Recipe (with cream = not low-cal!)
My taste testing included a sample of each kind of pasta: 3-cheese, gnocchi, a matzo ball, raw noodle dough. Plus a ravoili and more noodles. I sampled more than you see here – 5 more pieces?
My parents had a lot of fun in lab (although they left for a good 2 hours while we cooked and came back for the taste test). My dad said the lab was more pleasurable than he was expecting. Guess he is used to seeing chemical reactions and gross tomato sauce being evaluated 😉
Kelsey could be part of the family!
I found this cute inchworm on my desk!!!!! He was just squirmin’ along!
The carb fun continued after lab to Great Harvest!!! I left my camera in the car, but Matt was able to let us sample a handful of things: Ambrosia bread, Savannah bar, turtle bar. When we got home no one wanted lunch!!
After some downtime (my mom now loves The Office!) we did get a little hungry in the 2:00 hour. I made us salads!
Greens, Annie’s Woodstock, tomatoes, carrot, green pepper, 1/3 cup beans, leftover blue cheese slaw, peanuts.
With a few crackers!
And a 7-Up
That was over an hour ago, but I’m feeling my stomach start to rumble again! I might need some yogurt soon. Dinner isn’t until 8pm.
Our weather is horrible and we haven’t gotten in a walk. Dad (who is as much of a weather nerd as I am – we discuss it constantly) says there should be a break in rain from 4-5pm when we could go walking. I hope so – I have couch fever!
Tonight is hor d’oeuvres at Karen’s and then dinner at Mama Ricotta’s (again! Karen booked it for our company last Friday when she liked it so much).
And FINALLY you can insert images into Gmail emails!!!!!!
See y’all late tonight.