Monday, January 7, 2013

Just One More Surprise!

What a great way to start my New Year! 


Well it's time I give my bloggers the cue about Santa's workbench.
As you can obviously see,
I received a long awaited noodle machine for Christmas from my family.

Within a day or two I was up to the challenge in making my first noodles.
Not quite knowing how to operate this new gadget,
I just hauled out my handy dandy iPad,
as it walked me through step by step on You Tube.

As I continued working through the steps,
my dough became longer and thinner.

Finally, the dough was as thin as could be.
I cut them in half and began the next step.

Slowly working one hand through the machine,
while the other hand turned the handle.
I was beginning to get the hint....
 
That oddly looking package became my new noodle rack.
We had tiers of noodles and next time, I will double the batch.
He's always had a hard time surprising me.
Somehow he's always left a hint or two...
but not this time.
I wonder what's next in his bag of surprises?
He knows how to keep me smiling and in the kitchen.
It did not take long before, a days labor of love,
was completely devoured by a hungry family,
who stood eagerly watching and waiting.




11 comments:

  1. Ahhh - a noodle rack! You were very busy and the noodles look amazing. No wonder they were eaten up by your appreciative audience. Good job!!!

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  2. The noodles look delicious! Homemade noodles have a much better flavor! Good job to your husband.

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  3. Looks like you made the most of both your gifts! I can understand why the noodles were devoured!

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  4. Lucky family - that's a gift for everyone of them.

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  5. What a fun and useful present! I remember making noodles by hand in Indonesia. No gadget or rack--the process was cumbersome to say the least; but one will do most anything if the craving is strong enough. Wish I'd had that noodle cutter :)

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  6. Fun and so practical...your Christmas gifts! I'm glad he was able to totally surprise you with his latest invention. (And I don't think you rolled on the floor with laughter this time.) Enjoy...your gifts...and all the noodle to come!

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  7. This was almost like a tutorial in itself! I was begining to visualize the cutting up by hand, like my mom did, and then you just put it through that handy machine again. I think you ae going to have a lot of fun with this, knowing how much your family appreciates "your labor of love".

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  8. Emmy MartensJanuary 07, 2013

    I got one from my parents years ago --just like that one. I used it on " MB storm days" for something special to do with the kids home from school. Now you have something different to do with your grand kids.

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  9. I've never tried home-made noodles. I bet they're delicious!

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  10. Hi Marg,
    I have been following your blog for years and have your cookbook.
    Your noodle machine post caught my attention ... I had bought one for myself in Indiana in November! Someone in BC contacted me about buying one after I did a post on my blog. Could you tell me if they are available in BC? Thank you Judy

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  11. this is the same kind my paretnes gave all of us sisters. Mine was fantastic for storm days in the prairies.Messy but great soup adn lasagna.
    Emmy

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