Yeahhhh, when I found the recipe, I excitedly wrote about it. It sounded simple and easy enough for my first try at making pasta. Why didn't I choose to stick with the boxed variety? It started out simple enough. I mixed the ingredients, and kneaded the dough, blah blah blah, and it looked like this when I hung the strips to dry:
It didn't look good, but I was hopeful. Oh, what naivete...The Italian bread I baked that night to go with the store bought pasta and marinara was delicious, however. The pictures I have do not look as good as it tasted.
Mmmm, you made up for all of my failures
The next day, to make myself feel better about the "fettuccine fiasco of 2010", I made myself a cheese sandwich using the Italian bread and muenster cheese, and popped it on the foreman grill along with some butter. Oh holy night, the stars are brightly bursting in my mouth, it was so delicious. (That's what she said, btw.)