Since my landlords kindly refused to plow my parking lot and drive until just now (7pm), I've been snowed in all day. In all fairness, I wasn't dying to go out anyway. It snowed pretty seriously off and on, making for lovely driving conditions, I'm sure.
In order to keep cabin fever at bay, I had to have an activity today. And I believe you all remember that I don't want to see another cupcake for at least one week. So... I made homemade pasta.
Pasta-making allowed me to work with a dough and a rolling pin. I was nervous at first, but I'm glad to report that pasta is sooooo much easier to work with than fondant. :) My arms aren't even sore!
That said, I think I did a few things wrong. Looking at this picture, I can see that I didn't knead my dough well enough or long enough.
I might have also been too light-handed with the flour in the dough but too heavy-handed with the flour when rolling. That's not surprising.
I made a bunch of fettuccine, just because it was easy, but I made some oddlings for my mid-pasta lunch break. Behold my attempt at orrichetti and something that resembles a packing peanut. The pasta was actually quite tasty. Who knew that AP flour and eggs could so easily morph into pasta?!
Well, I know now. And I'm now out of flour. But I have a full container of dried fettuccine in the refrigerator.
And... with that, I survived the first real day of Spring Break.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to devote my full attention to Jeopardy! and the Bachelor finale. It's kind of a big night.