A beautiful day was had!
We decided to stay in and cook together! So that’s what we did.
We made homemade pasta!
All the ingredients for pasta are in your pantry!
Mix all the ingredients together in a stand up mixer or in a food processor until they come together and form a ball.
Place the ball of dough on the counter and knead it.
Cover it with a tea towel and let it rest for a half hour.
After a half hour roll out the dough into a rectangle.
After rolling out the dough… cut it into 4 strips.
Take one strip of dough and roll it through the pasta machine at level 1 on the dial. Do that a few times then roll it through level 2 a few times…
After changing the dial to level 3 and 4 your little strip of dough looks like this…
Then take that dough and roll it through the cutting part of the pasta machine.
Repeat all steps with all strips of dough and this is what you get.
The pasta can dry for a few hours. But remember it is fresh pasta so it cooks in about 3 minutes. I drained the pasta then…
I tossed the pasta with roasted asparagus, baked salmon and olive oil.
This was then accompanied with lobster tails because it was Valentine’s Day!
After dinner it was time to go watch the sunset…
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Until Next Time ~Nancy
59 thoughts on “A Valentine’s Day to Remember!”
You look beautiful! What a great color on you! The pasta looks good too😉
THANK YOU! How nice of you. The pasta was sooooooooooo delicious!
Looks like you have had a gorgeous and delicious Valentine’s day. Fashionable and can cook! Your dear sweet man must be quite pleased 🙂
I love to cook! But today I will walk the rich food off! HA HA HA!
It was a gorgeous day full of fun, laughter and beauty in the sky!
Wow. Great post. Good food and great scenery pics. You look so happy making your Valentines pasta. Cheers
Happy indeed! The pasta was sooooooooo delicious! Cheers to you as well!
What fun! We went to an outdoor antique fair just to get out, and cooked together that evening. (Chicken Marcella and glazed baby carrots) Spending time together – especially cooking and enjoying the everyday moments of life (like your beautiful sunset) is far more romantic than chocolate hearts and flowers, in my opinion. You’ve inspired me to break out my pasta machine!
You said it perfectly! Simple pleasures are what make life fabulous. Oh I hope you posted the recipe for your chicken marcella. And have fun with that pasta machine!
I did – here’s the link: http://rosemarieskitchen.org/2015/02/07/valentines-day-with-a-dash-of-romance/
Thank You my dear, new friend!
What a lovely, intimate way to spend a day dedicated to love – and you do look happy. Yummy looking food and your desert photos have a romantic feel to them.
Oooooh la, la! I am so glad this post came off that way. Romantic…
The sunset helped. God has a way of painting the sky!
Lovely, delicious dinner to celebrate with your favorite guy. 🙂
Oh it was delicious!
Fun, laughter and togetherness. Simple pleasures! The key to happiness.
Glad to see SSM is up and about. Tell him hello for me and I am so jealous of your views! You really must do the balloon ride. We did it out there a couple years ago for our anniversary.
He is up and about.
I have a spot reserved to do the balloon ride but just need to pick the day. It’s all in the timing as well. There will not be any balloon rides this morning as the winds have picked up a bit.
SSM… too funny!!!
SSM is faster to type 😉
Looking good there Nancy. Sounds like the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day 🙂
Thank ya, Madam! Now I am off to work off the Valentine rich food!
I bet you saw all the balloons this past weekend… Saturday night I counted 19.
Last night, I think every balloon located in this valley was in the sky… amazing!
By the time we got to the sunset place… many were already over the mountain and closer to you.
What a wonderful meal. Saguaro, sunset and all!
Oh that is such a lovely Valentines Day and I am just so impressed with the fact that you made home made pasta. A beautiful day to always be remembered. Most excellent post dear Nancy.
Oh, Johanna the pasta was so delicious. Fresh is always better! Thank you so much for visiting again! Makes me happy to see you here.
Happy is good Nancy.
Sounds like a great day. That pasta looks very tasty!
It was delightful! But anything made with love usually is!
Beautiful images of the sunset!
Great day to be had!!
Home made pasta accompanied with lobster tails to die for… ; and prepared by a gorgeous chef The sunset view is fabulous!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful Valentine’s Day, Nancy. 🙂
Thank you for coming over for a visit and sharing your kind words with me.
Oh and I must also thank you for checking up on me.
Sometimes this kind of thing called “yard work” comes before my blog. Since sweet, sweet man is only a one arm bandit because of his shoulder surgery… I have been tackling the spring clean up.
But still… thank you for checking up on me!
🙂 Hope you sweet, sweet man will recover soon!
What a wonderful day the two of you had! I love homemade pasta–I might need to try to make some for myself now that I’ve read your post here. 🙂 I hope that your sweet sweet man recovers quickly from his shoulder surgery. And what a gorgeous sunset you witnessed…, so, so nice. 🙂 <3
Thank you for the good wishes for sweet, sweet man! Oh and when you make some homemade pasta… Let me know!
What a romantic day, and what a gorgeous sunset! I look forward to reading more. 😊
Thank you for visiting and it was very romantic!
Oh my that dinner looks fabulous! Lovely photos you my dear.
It was soooooooo delicious! And thank you Sweet Sue!
What a cutie pie, making pasta, cooking a scrumptious dinner with lobster and then sunsets In The desert. What more could you want? Hope your sweet, sweet man is doing well. Hugs and kisses for you both.
Cookie… It was a fabulous and romantic day! I did not call you back as I knew you were tired. I will call you today!
It seems a lot of us decided to cook at home:) Love homemade pasta! And the lobster sure topped it off…yum:) Super Valentine’s Day:)
It was DELISH!
I did not make it over your way as of late. Since sweet, sweet man is a one armed bandit due to shoulder surgery… I have been doing spring yard work. I will be over soon!
Guess hubby picked a time to be one armed:)
He wishes he had two arms. Good thing I love doing yard work. Great exercise.
Oh, that’s our idea of a perfect celebration! We love to make pasta too—it’s one of our favourite things to cook together on a weekend. Great photo essay—your whole meal looks absolutely divine. And you so perfectly conveyed just how beautiful and romantic your day was! Wonderful post! :))
It was a fabulous day!! Such a special day to remember. ❤️
Fresh pasta! My salute to you Nancy! The sunset looks amazing, you both had a wonderful treat for the Valentine’s day. Wishing your Valentine’s companion a speedy recovery 🙂 Best wishes to you!
I love that Nancy – “We like to live by the sun and love by the moon…” Beautiful words that stick to my heart like great pasta!
That pleases me! 🙂
It looks like you had a great day and a beautiful sunset to cap it all off. 🙂
We did! Thank you for visiting!
You’re welcome. 🙂
🙂 🙂 🙂
I really love this !!!!
Thank you… That sunset was spectacular! And thank you for all the visits!
Absolutely my pleasure !!!!