Monday, September 22, 2008

Who ever said that making dinner couldn't be a family affair?



Yesterday we decided to make homemade pasta. Well I guess it wasn't really a "gee let's make pasta, that would be soooooooooooooooo much fun to do" kind of moment, but more of a..."What gives? You mean we're out of angel hair? How is that possible? Don't we have a million boxes of the stuff? Well, I guess we'll make some noodles since we've already invited Grandma and Grandpa Dahl for dinner and there's not a lot of other choices in the house", kind of moment.


I'm glad we were out of pasta. The kids had SO much fun helping to make it. All of them took turns cranking the handle and even JM got in on the action, every time a noodle fell to the ground. He'd take it and start flipping it around like it was a fish! Tracey even filmed, so I'm sure the pasta video will be surfacing one of these days soon.


We had so much fun making it, that I think we're going to make homemade chicken noodle soup for dinner and make another round of noodles when the kids get home from school. Oh how I love me some good, thick, homemade noodles in homemade chicken soup, and I'm sure the kids wont complain at being put to work either! Happy times, I tell ya....happy times.



And here is the awesome vid my man shot!

13 comments:

G.Ma said...

Wow it looks like you did have a good time. I use to made noodles for chicken soup when our kids were little, but had to but them with a knife cause I didn't have the handy noodle cutter. I am glad you all had a good time.

CKMommy said...

Kristy that is AWESOME! I have wanted one of those pasta makers FOREVER...maybe I'll have to get one now. THe kids would love it! :)

Chris said...

That is so cool! Ya know , we have one of those pasta makers and we never use it!!

Cari said...

Sounds like fun!! Even if it looks like a lot of work (... to me! ;))
Love the pics too!

Hey, girl hope you're doing well. Miss chatting with you!

Jennifer said...

wow! I'm impressed you even have one of those pasta maker thingys. Cool. Awesome pictures!

Mer said...

Oh YUM! That looks so good! I love homemade pasta. :)

I think it's awesome that the whole family can help out.

Sheryl said...

Pasta from scratch, Kristy! Just don't start making clothes for everyone too or I shall have to start disliking you. Great video, and I bet the pasta tasted just as good as it looks.

Peggy Severins said...

Oh how cool is that. Looks you had such a good family moment there. Got to love those moments.

Jana said...

Yipee Fun! Not so much! well you look like you had fun. I helped my MIL make pasta noodles for her famous turkey noodles at thankgsiving. I didn't enjoy it so much.

I love the video. I love the music choices he always does.

Michelle said...

Love the video!! I am way too lazy to make noodles. And mom, I totally remember you making noodles when we were little.

Tracey said...

yeah I remember that too...hand rolled and cut...those suckers were thick!!!

Robyn Weatherspoon said...

I just love you and your wonderful family! These are the momemts your kids will cherish forever!

Beth said...

I would have never thought to video making pasta, but it's awesome! I always wanted a pasta maker, but will probably never get one, so I guess I'm stuck with the hand rolling & cutting too.

Did your kids try to eat the raw noodles while you were making them? Mine do!! LOL!