I like to plan my day while I am at work. Since I leave work at 11 in the morning, I really do have a full day to do whatever I need to get done. My day today: walk, laundry, practice, and clean (I know- such an exciting life!)
The reality- I left for a walk and the second I stepped out of my house I noticed a dog across the street. He took one look at me and started charging towards me. I was scared so much that I froze. All I could think was please oh please oh please don’t eat me. Turned out the anxious guy was one of the nicest dogs I have run across.
No tags, no i.d. He was just running free. Mike came out to see what I was doing and was shocked to see this guy standing in front of me. We both get attached too easily, especially when we really want a dog. The pup just wanted some attention and we ended up sitting outside with him for a half hour until animal control could come. When he got put into the truck, all we could think was, “no!” If we weren’t moving to a small house with hardly any yard, he would have stayed.
I really am bad at saying good bye. Even if I only knew the pup for an hour.
I ended up in the kitchen for the rest of the day trying to get my mind off the pup and decided that homemade pasta sounded good for dinner.
A small tangent- I went to the farmers market and brought home a huge bag of spinach. I love the market but I am always worried that I will run out of time with my fruits and veggies before I get them used.
So, back on track with pasta, I decided to use some of my fresh spinach and make spinach pasta. The best part- I could add nutrients and Mike said he barely tasted the spinach. This pasta was super simple!
- 8-9 cup fresh spinach
- 2 whole eggs
- ⅛ tablespoon salt
- ¼ whole pepper
- 2¼ cup whole wheat pasta
- Place spinach in a pot and cover with water. Simmer until spinach is wilted. Drain, run under cold water, and press out all the water.
- Place the spinach, eggs, pepper, and any other flavorings you may want in a food processor. Process until smooth.
- Place 2 cups flour and salt on a mat and create a well. Pour spinach mixture and start to mix with fingers. Create a ball using as much flour as you need.
- Rub with olive oil and let sit for 45 minutes. From there create whatever kind of pasta your heart desires!