Saturday, March 29, 2008

Single-word googling leads woman to visions of grandeur

Honest. All I did was search "amaranth" in Google. I came away from this thinking I should make amaranth noodles from scratch. Well, I kinda would have to, wouldn't I? It's not like I can run to the store and buy them. So I started this morning by grinding up some amaranth into flour (*tangent below if you're interested*) and we went to Whole Foods. Came home, fed baby, and started noodles. I made them just like semolina pasta--water and flour. I rolled the dough out and cut it into noodles. Then into lots of briskly boiling water it went. Not sure if I overcooked or what, but they are very gummy. M is impressed however. Then I realized--it's his first ever homemade noodles! They really don't taste too bad.
But, what am I thinking? Am I crazy? Do I really need a way to spend MORE time in the kitchen? Besides, tomorrow is rice day and he can have Tinkyada noodles breakfast, lunch and dinner if he wants. And they taste good! Oh well, I guess all this experimentation is how I stumble on the winners.
Anyway, here they are

Whole foods sells amaranth flour for just over $7.40/#. My Azure order came in yesterday with my 25# of amaranth flour at just over $36. I just saved myself roughly $150!!! Yeah, I can keep right on grinding! And it tastes better to boot.

1 comment:

PapaCoyote said...

I was just thinking that if any munchkins in your house had a problem with the taste of your noodle creations, just add blueberries. Blueberries make everything taste good, Right? Or maybe chocolate. Then you can have noodles for dessert. It would sure be better than that stinking stuff Michael puts in his bottled water. I about choked a couple weeks ago when I grabbed an old bottle of water from the garage and took it the Owyhee River. Yeah, right. It was one of Michael's left over bottles from last summer. Yuck :)