October 22, 2010


A couple of years ago we were looking through my in-law's garage for something and I stumbled upon a great find. A pasta machine! Not quite what we were originally looking for, but I was super excited.

I love how worn the box is and the information pamphlet inside is just as good. It is very obvious that the person who wrote the English instructions did not speak English as a first language, or maybe it is just a direct translation of the Italian. Either way, it makes for a funny read.

I have no idea how old this thing is. I couldn't find a date anywhere on it. The only thing I see is a Long's price sticker that says $1.13. I find that a little hard to believe, but who knows. I'm sure it isn't an antique by any means, but it definitely has been around awhile.

Lucky for me, the in-laws were all too happy to get it out of the garage as it had been a hand-me-down to them from a friend and hadn't been used. I was so excited to bring it home and use it, but for some reason it just sat and didn't get used at our house either - until last night! I was experimenting with a new pasta recipe and really wanted a wide cut noodle to go with the sauce, I wasn't happy with the selection at the store so I decided to make my own. Oh my gosh, what have I been waiting for. Making your own noodles is actually really easy and really fun. They tasted good too! 

Just in case you were wondering, the experimental sauce was really good too. I'll share that recipe soon.

disclaimer: I didn't realize I had a smudge on my camera lens until way after the fact, so sorry all the pictures have a bit of a blur to them!


  1. The old packaging is really cool. And, you are amazing. I miss having you as a roommate so much. Not just because you are generally awesome, but also because you made me really delicious dinners.

  2. Emily, I'm so glad you were able to use the pasta maker with such good results! The price sticker might be right..this came from a VERY old, retired teacher friend of Glenn's. She'll be glad to hear you of your success!