June 2, 2010

Homemade Pasta in Lemon Butter Sauce

Pin It now! i made homemade orecchiete and gnocchi in a lemon butter sauce for dinner tonight. i was inspired by not eating out in new york's fabulous recipe, and it came out delicious. i couldn't find broccoli rabe in gristedes so i substituted spinach, and just like her, i didn't have a food mill (at least in the apartment, everything is still at my parents' house!) so i used a colander. it's hard work people! i pushed that mashed potato through the colander for 10 minutes and now i won't need to work out for a couple of days.
plus, kneading the dough and forming the orecchiete is time-consuming. after two batches of making the orecchiete, i was tired so i just cut the pasta into gnocchi shapes. dinner took me about 2 1/2 hrs to make, but it still came out delicious.
i also made enough for lunch tomorrow, so i'm on a roll for the spending hiatus.

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