Getting this Acorn Squash Tortellini with Nutmeg Cream Sauce ready to post has been... an adventure.
Well, after using our pasta maker a total of three times, it bit the big one. Crappy POS... Also, I had not been having good luck in the kitchen - the death of my pasta maker came only days after my beloved KitchenAid stand mixer decided to take a dive off my kitchen counter...
... ripping a wall outlet in the process, AND denting the beautiful floor that I tiled myself. AAAUGH! Fixing the floor will be a pain, and the mixer is definitely dead also. Boo!
Anyway, this is what I was making when the pasta maker busted. No fault of the pasta, btw - this makes the most beautiful pasta I've ever seen - soft, smooth, silky. Just gorgeous!
My husband actually didn't get to eat many of these in an elegant, traditional, or even sit-down fashion: He was picking them off, straight off the pan after cooking! Yep, he would walk by every couple of minutes - we were in between meals - and grab a few room-temperature tortellinis... sans sauce. He would like to pass along that he found them *that* addictive!
As with the rest of the pastas we've made since buying our now-defunct pasta machine, Porter has been floored by the fact that he can eat these pastas without sauce, or would ever even want to. He grew up, just drenching store bought pastas in sauce to make them palatable, seeing them more as a delivery method for sauce, than anything.
I think it'll be hard to feed him store bought again, after this. Guess we'll have to find a sturdier model of pasta maker!
Enjoy the Acorn Squash Tortellini with Nutmeg Cream Sauce!