USU offers ‘Food 4 Thought’ classes that not only improve your cooking competence, but also your relationship skills. So whether your cooking and/or relationship expertise lacks pizazz, flavor, or fun you have got to sign up for these pleasurable workshops! My husband and I grabbed our matching aprons (cheese included here and yet I love it..thanks to my Gram Lacy for hooking us up w/them) and headed to Provo for an exciting date night full of pasta, laughs, learning, and good eatin’.
This was such a fun evening for us! According to the experts, Jana and Susan, making pasta is like making a relationship: it takes time, the right ingredients, effort, skill, and once it’s made it’s irresistible! Cooking and relationships are a science and yet there’s no right or wrong way to achieve the final product. Here are a few of the key points from the night:
*Take the time~pasta/relationships are an engaging process
*Your hands will get dirty~arguments/mess ups, but the end result is worth it! Work through it and wash it off
*Kneading~helps make your pasta/relationship smooth and soft w/effort (never over knead or over argue an issue…it will make positive results a lot tougher)
*Let your dough (issue) rest~allow the time it takes to reclaim your emotions
*Don’t want to overfill raveoli~don’t tell all your neighbors your secrets and show them your ‘dirty water’
*Remember to invest yourself and take the time to enjoy the process of both pasta making and relationship building
There are lots of up coming events and I hope you check them out…
100 E Center Street L600
Provo, UT 84606
Jana Darrington, M.S.
Family and Consumer Science Agent
Fresh Egg Pasta
(Adapted from-The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles given to us by the USU staff)
2 Cups all purpose flour
3 large eggs, slightly beaten
Break eggs into bowl and whisk slightly. Add flour and combine until a dough forms. If dough is too dry add a little bit of water; if dough is too sticky add a little bit of flour. Knead about 1-2 min.
Pasta may be hand cut like above using a pizza cutter, or use a pasta machine. If using immediately, lay flat on damp cloth to keep noodles from drying out. Otherwise don’t cover, but allow pasta to dry (use a pasta rack, over the back of a chair, hanger, or dowels).