Red Shoulder Hawk

Red Shoulder Hawk

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Pasta Tuesday (Wash-up Wednesday, Thursday, Friday?)

Urban Permaculture includes ritual celebration with friends and neighbors. An infrequent tradition around here is Pasta Night. In fact, Tuesday was the first time we've celebrated it in this house.

Discovering the parts to our pasta machine a couple weeks ago while pulling Christmas decorations from the attic unlocked this particular possibility.

It takes about two minutes for the machine to mix the dough, which I remembered. It takes about 8 minutes to extrude a load of pasta, which I had forgotten. Dinner, even with Karl and Giles on sauce and me focusing 100% on noodle production, lasted 3 hours. Clean-up? It's next year and I'm still cleaning up.

The best part: we're going to do all this again. There's harmony and joy in taking on a simple thing like noodles and sauce and turning it into a Grand Project.

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