Homemade Ravioli DinnerPosted: February 17, 2014
My bff Nancy and her husband Nate hosted a little ravioli-making party and dinner Saturday night. So fun!
Our ringleader was Gina, below right. Every New Year’s Day her family gathers to make homemade ravioli and eat a pasta feast. I love the idea of this tradition!
You have to feed the dough through the pasta machine about four times to get the right thickness. Nate is hard at work here:
Micah and Gina team up to make some pretty pasta sheets:
Sarah stamps out her ravioli rounds:
Gina made another batch of dough and kneads-kneads-kneads away.
Now Sarah kneads-kneads-kneads away. What a workout!
Nancy rolled out her dough and plots out cheese filling placement:
Then it was my turn….
Cheese filling spooned onto the dough –
– then the dough is folded over and I sealed off the spoonfuls with my fingers. Gina helped me cut them out and use tines of a fork around the edges.
Our creations – all shapes and sizes!
The little pillows need just a few minutes in the boiling water to cook and become tender:
Time to eat! Look at this beautiful spread….
And this scrumptious plate….
Dessert was courtesy of Micah and Sarah – Sweet Science chocolate mint ice cream (they also brought salted caramel) with biscotti. Ahhh! The sweetest ending to this meal.
I left Nancy and Nate’s as stuffed as our ravioli! (Stretchy pants now please!) Thank you, friends, for such an enjoyable and delicious culinary adventure. 🙂