Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pasta Machine vs Cell Phone



I am feeling like a limp noodle tonight - both not only in body and spirit.. but also in the selection of dinner.


As tired as I am I decided I really needed to eat some home made fresh egg noodles. I have one of those hand cranked noodle makers but this low tech tired girl brought out her Ronco Automatic Pasta Machine. Yep, I purchased one so many years ago from a late night info show and love it to pieces... You just put in your great ingredients and flip the switch, watch it mix then flip the switch and it extrudes any space, size thickness of noodle you want. Today I used fresh laid eggs from my hens this morning. Drop in boiling water and in minutes a wonderful homemade noodle. I kept is simple with a bit of butter and fresh grate cheese on top - HEAVEN!!! I made enough to also treat my hard working dogs. We all deserved something great to eat after the day we had - besides it was fitting that I ate something like this when I was feeling so much like those noodles laying on the towel.


What does this have to do with Cell Phones you ask?? Many folks think I am strange or some have even asked if I am Amish since I don't do all the techno gadgets that seems to be in every one's hands but one look at the gadgets I do have would make you giggle. I have a bread maker, a dehydrator, Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, electric steamers, microwave, crock pots, electric knife, coffee machine and the list goes on but I have a regular phone with no caller id, call waiting, picture taking, movie playing or global locator's - it just rings and sometimes the buttons stick. It just goes to show where folks interests are and I love my Ronco Automatic Pasta Machine...

7 comments:

MamaTea said...

I did not get a cell phone until I was 9 months pregnant with my oldest and my husband insisted I get a phone. Which I thought was funny, seeing as how if I drove off the road alone, it wasn't a big deal, but driving off the road with a baby was suddenly cause for a cell phone. :) I think your gadgets sound great!

larkspur funny farm said...

I had a cell phone when they first came out because of my husbands poor health and my bed ridden condition thru my last pregancy. When my husband passed the cell phone went away. Back then they where the size of a brick and just as heavy... My sons are always bugging me to get one - I never say never to anything but for now it is NO

monica said...

Grace, The pasta looks so yummy!

PenCraft said...

The pasta looks great. I think it's funny that people think Amish means low tech. We live in an Amish community. They don't have cars, but there are horse trailers, travel trailers and every house has a phone shed outside. They just can't have the phone inside the house. We've even seen Amish mom's riding down the road in skidsteers with kids on their laps.

larkspur funny farm said...

Oh Monica it was and tonight I think I might make more maybe even beet noodles... Love them.

I have had so many folks ask if I am Amish I laugh and say do you see me in Blue Jeans, do you see my Ford Truck, do you see my pierced ears and uncovered head... I have electricty in the house and barns but since I do not have tractors, heated water, and do not sit in front of a 150 cable station TV everynight with the cell phone attached to my ear - folks think I must be Amish... I wished those folks would read a book or two they might know more.

Kristina said...

Ah yes, all those electronic gadgets that are out there. I too, do not have most of them either. I don't have many kitchen gadgets, but hope to have some soon. I love my roma sauce maker!

Candy C. said...

Sounds like you have all the "right" gadgets to me!! :)