Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Homemade Spinach Pasta

High Tea with the 3Bs!
 This is the cutest tea room I have ever seen!!
 Me and my seester in our hats
 A cute one without hats.
 Our selection of teas. We chose the Victorian Rose (of course!) and the Pear and Pomegranate. They were divine!
Meg and Ivy.

 Sarah brought her our tea set.
 She wanted to cheers with Em.
 Then she quickly stuck her cup in Em's tea, which burned her skin when it spilled (this all happened very fast!) She is the cutest thing ever!
 I look soooo stiff here, I guess I had my best posture for tea.

 Adorable mother/daughter shot.

 The tea sandwiches. They are almost too pretty to eat! 

 I'm a little tea pot....
 I thought the lace dollies over the sugar cubes were just adorable.

Pic by the tea cabinet.
 Sarah needed a walk. She was very well behaved for her first high tea!
 Awww the scones!! With cream and jelly! And I ate the whole thing, not aware that another course of desserts were coming next....oops!
 I loved having my best friends together at once!! Such a fun memory to have....tear!

Homemade Spinach Pasta
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups of flour
5 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained (mine came out to about 1/2 cup after it was drained)
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
I use a potato ricer to drain all of the water from my spinach.

I did this wrong so don't do what I do! First blend the spinach in a food processor and get it really smooth, then add the 2 eggs to the blend and blend together.
Because I didn't blend the spinach first, it wasn't as smooth as I would have liked it.
Use a kitchen aid mixer. Slowly add egg mixture into flour and then add in salt and oil. Mix until just blended.

Knead a few times with your hands.
Form into walnut size balls of dough.

Using a pasta maker (I love my attachment for my Kitchen Aid Mixer), press out pasta into whatever shape you like. I loved this shape, but the dough wasn't smooth enough so I switched to the spaghetti press.

Either cook right away for a few minutes until it rises to the top, or dry to cook later for 12 minutes.
I made my pasta into one of my favorite pasta dinners, Lemon Tomato and Feta Spinach Pasta.
This weeks Bible verse:
Ephesians 3: 17b-19 Paul's Prayer for us:
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to measure all the fullness of God.

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