Friday, April 8, 2011

Nomas and genies

Spring break is probably the biggest thing I miss about not being a student anymore. Last minute, I was invited to a girl's "staycation" with my sister-in-law, one of her friends and 2 of the youth leaders. Work was slow this week so I jumped on the day off! We had an amazing dinner at Sugo follow by movies in the hotel. Wednesday morning we got up and drive to the Viking Cooking School to make some homemade pasta!!

Noma: think of Italian "mamma" that spends all day in the kitchen whipping up a feast (all from scratch) drinking wine and getting her hands dirty...most likely on the pudgy side from tasting everything twice :)

You are probably wondering: Why is a girl who sews aprons wearing a plain white hand-me-down? Answer--I forgot mine at home :(

Crae and Laura dividing out the linguine

Laura stuffing the ravioli
Starting top left: Spinach linguine with peas and feta; bowtie herb pasta with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes; spinach and cheese ravioli with pancetta butter
It was HEAVENLY!!!!

After the class, we drive up to historic Dahlonega for a stroll around downtown. We stumbled upon a charming, yet massive, antique mall that provided endless entertainment. They just don't make stuff like they used to...

Probably one of the ugliest things I've ever seen...I mean a floor length patchwork apron? Really?

Ah-mazing blue velvet hat
Genie jumpsuit...oh yes, there are pants at the bottom of that!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you maybe had too much fun:)
    We should implement a policy at work for spring break...yes, that sounds like a splendid idea.
    And, you should go back to the pasta place and see if you can work out a deal with them? Maybe they could sell your aprons, just sayin:)