Last week I found a pasta machine at a yard sale. It was $5.00. Charis had asked me to look for one for her. So when I saw it, I offered the lady $4.00 and she took it. The next yard sale I went to had a pasta machine for $2.00. So naturally, I bought it, too. I already have one. I use it quite often. Sometimes, I think there is something wrong with my brain when I do things like buy a pasta machine that I don't need just because it is cheap. But I figured, one of my daughters in law just might need one. Who knows? So if one of you reads this, and wants it, let me know. Or I just might be calling you.
I remember my aunt making homemade noodles, when I was just a little girl. Somehow, I thought she did it because she couldn't afford real macaroni. My mom always made chicken noodle soup with macaroni. Allan always thought that was wierd. He grew up on egg noodles in soup. They didn't have to be homemade. But he always prefers homemade. It wasn't until I was old and married, that I realized how much better fresh homemade noodles are. I had always thought of them as poor man food. But, as I have said before, I have discovered that some of my favorite foods are poor man foods. However, I still am not a big fan of Beans and Hot Dogs or even Baked Beans.
2 cups flour
1 t. salt
2 tbsp. milk
Mix flour and salt. Make a small dent in the flour. Add eggs. Mix until dough forms. Add milk if dough is too dry. Add a little flour if it is too sticky. Roll to desired thickness (less than 1/8 inch). Cut into strips ¼ to ½ inch wide. Cut strips to desired length. Or, use a pasta machine to form the noodles. Let dry for an hour before using the noodles or carefully separate the noodles and use them immediately.