Today was a busy but fun day in the kitchen. I’ve been wanting to make pasta for Vince and I’ve been wanting to try making it with squid ink so it would be dark. I wasn’t sure if it would taste weird so I made regular egg pasta and squid ink pasta.
Rolling the squid ink pasta out . . can you guess what I was thinking?
That would make a gorgeous linen for cross stitching! That’s what I was thinking.
By the time I rolled it out and tasted a piece of it, I knew it wasn’t going to taste any different from the plain egg pasta.
I had taken out a container of marinara and meatballs yesterday but we went out and ate Mexican so tonight I had the marinara for Vince. I made a shrimp alfredo sauce also since I don’t like red sauce. Vince ate some of that too and thought it was great! He also didn’t think the squid ink pasta tasted different from the egg pasta.
I was a little disappointed that the squid ink pasta didn’t taste different but I guess I would have been disappointed if it had tasted fishy so . . it tasted good so I’m happy and it was different. It’s fun to puree a bit of beets and make red or pink pasta at Valentine’s Day but, since I was by myself at Valentine’s Day, I didn’t do that either.
I had a royal mess in the kitchen by the time dinner was served. It’s somewhat clean. I’m tired so I’m sure it looks cleaner now than it’s going to look when I see it in the morning but with my aching foot, I think I’m done for the night.