I recently tossed my hand into trying to make homemade pasta. And let me tell you when you can make lasagna for .66 a slice you can't beat it. Also the noddles were made with wheat flour and AP flour. Only thing I did wrong was have a couple thick spots.
As a child lasagna was something my mom only made like 3 times a year if we were lucky. It always cost to much to make. And for all my life I believed that. But Monday I was sitting thinking about what to make for dinner and I wanted Lasagna but I didn't have ricotta or pasta for it. So I looked around the house to see what I did have that I could use. Well I had fat free cottage cheese that I had picked up when it was a $1, and I have sauce 2.00 worth on hand. And then one pound of ground beef from the butcher which was 2.38 I also had a pound of mozzarella cheese on hand. which was 2.50 for the pound. Thats it that's all I used and that equals what about 7.88 for one big pan of lasagna that we got two meals out of? I wonder what made it cost more to my mother. I am going to ask her what she used.
Now the noddles were so easy to make and tasted like regular pasta to me. Here is the recipe that I used. (I kind of used two different ones and came up with my own)
Homemade pasta with out a pasta machine
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups AP flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
3 tbls EVOO
8 large eggs
Mix all together and kned for about 5 minutes and then let it rest another five minute then I cut it into 6 equal size pieces and then I rolled them out with the rolling pin I had. I rolled them the size of my pan and made just a single sheet for each layer.
This is really easy and you don't really need anything special you can use veggie oil if that's what you have too. And then I just made my lasagna like normal but used the cottage cheese instead of the ricotta. And let me tell you we didn't miss it. So give the pasta recipe a try and let me know what you made with it and how you liked it. I can't wait to try it again.
It's been a week or so since I posted and I am sorry about that thinks have been a little crazy. I have started working out more and everything plus it's summer I need to enjoy the kids. But I thought I would pop on and share our dinner tonight it was pork chops, broccoli and my homemade perogies that I made before and froze and to be honest I think they cooked better this time. Anyways it was a simple dinner.
Anyways hope this finds everyone well. not sure what's for dinner tomorrow but we are shopping so I hope something new and light.
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Tonight's meal was a simple family favorite and it was pretty cheap here is the break down.
Ground beef from butcher 2.28 one pound
1 box past .19 (had $1 off coupon)
1 Large can organic diced tomatoes 1.79
1 half onion .15 (this is a high guess but it was a big onion)
Total for the Goulash $4.41
And the garlic bread was made with staples of yeast flour and water and salt, and of course butter and garlic powder the recipe I used can be found here it's the first one on the page. I didn't make them into a loaf though I made some into knots. And others I made into pull apart rolls. To make them use your muffin pan and place three balls of dough into each cup and let it rise and then back at 375 till done. brush with melted butter with garlic powder and enjoy.
Sorry for the lack of post the last week I have been enjoying family but I am back on my cooking and posting thing. tomorrow is pork tenderloin again with roasted veggies unless i figure out a different way to cook it have any ideas?