I Heart Birthdays

I go some early Birthday presents! Not to brag, but they are pretty darn awesome. Momma Gardener got me (and hubby) a new grill! This is my/our birthday/anniversary present. SO amazing because our grills (yeah both of em) kicked the bucket. One wouldn't heat up, and the other went so crazy it would burn your face off. It is beautiful!

Hubby got me *Drum Roll Please* pasta rollers! They came in the mail, and we promptly went into pasta making mode. With our own eggs! After much making and tasting, we decided we like the finer ground semolina, thickness #5, fettucine the best. I am pretty excited to make some butternut squash raviolis come fall! 

Speaking of Birthdays, dont forget to enter my Birthday Giveaway! The Drawing will be August 24th, so don't be slackin! That's tomorrow!

Speaking of giveaways, go ahead and enter MamaTea's Purty 'N' Prepared giveaway. She has made a beautiful scarf and head warmer for us purty farmish girls to wear! She's got some rules, so make sure you read carefully!


  1. How awesome are those gifts??? Can you say "jealous??"

    Happy Birthday a day early!

    Thanks for posting about the giveaway. :)

  2. Nice gifts from people who care for you so much!! Lucky girl:) Happy Birthday!

  3. I've never made my own pasta. I think if I had a pasta roller, we'd have fresh pasta all the time! Mmmmmmmm.

    Happy almost birthday! ;)

  4. Those are my kind of gifts! Good for you!

  5. Those are such awesome gifts! Love the pasta maker! Nice.

  6. Wow, what great gifts. I have been wondering how the pasta attachment for the Kitchen Aid works. You seem to like it. Is it easy to use? The noodles look great!

  7. Lorie, The pasta attachments are AWESOME. The only quirk I have found is that when you first start rolling the pasta, it can't be too thick of a piece, otherwise the dough just comes out the other side in clumps, and you have to start all over again. But I have it down to a science now, so it's all good!