I’m a lucky lady if the hardest decision I have to make in the near future is which pasta attachment to buy! 🙂
Yesterday I was looking for a spiralizer for the Bosch mixer and I found this pasta attachment at Pleasant Hill Grain. Before ordering it, I talked myself out of getting it. There’s a lot more we should be using $259 for right now than a pasta attachment.
Background: I do not like red sauce. I think it may be the oregano but I honestly just don’t like any part of marinara, pizza sauce, etc. Vince is Sicilian. The marriage vow said I would make a pot of sauce every Sunday. Not really but it is expected.
When we have spaghetti on Sunday, I’ll usually have a bowl of pasta with butter, Parmesan cheese and a meatball or two. That’s fine . . I like it and I’m full.
This morning Vince got up wanting biscuits and grits and eggs and bacon. I said “OK . . do you want spaghetti or do you want breakfast?” Can you guess his response? BOTH! I said “OK – biscuits or grits . . not both!” When I’m trying to cook grits, bacon, eggs, biscuits, grate cheese, get out the jam and do all that, either the grits scorch or the biscuits get too brown so I said . . I’m not doing everything. He decided to have grits rather than biscuits.
After breakfast, I thought . . I am getting that pasta maker! I cook every meal almost every day and hopefully that saves enough for me to buy an electric pasta maker. Homemade pasta is so much better than storebought and making it with my hand crank, clamp onto the breakfast room table, means having a flour mess all over the table and the floor . . no . . not doing that any more.
Before ordering it, I decided to check Amazon to see if their price is the same as Pleasant Hill Grain’s price. The price is the same but I saw the Kitchen Aid attachment and it’s $100 less and I’ll always have a Kitchen Aid mixer (since Vince bought two more off ebay). If the Bosch mixer stops working, I doubt I would replace it.
I want to love the one I get but I don’t want to spend $100 more than I need to spend to get a decent one. Vince said “Get the Bosch . . it will probably last longer.” But, I would guess either one of them will last as long as I’m making pasta.
Anyone have any thoughts??