Failure! – Stuffed Spaghetti

We had another failure last weekend. I am on a quest to do something with pasta
that has not been done before but that actually tastes good! I feel that I
will have many failures along the way. This was a failure for 3
reasons: first, the final dish looked gross and we all know we eat with our
eyes first. Second, the things were way too hard to make. And third,
after all that effort they were still only just
“OK”. I mean they tasted
good, fresh sauce, homemade pasta, and cured Italian meats, how could it be
bad? But the meats were a little too
much, it would have been better if they were smaller, thinner tubes with less filling. Also the goodness to amount of effort ratio
was not a good one. I’m sure if we
adjusted this recipe, it could be more delicious, and even look pretty good,
but that would take even MORE work and they were already a lot. I just never think they would be worth the
effort. Because this was a failure, I
will not be putting the exact recipes, but they are fairly self explanatory

The beginnings of sauce.
We made a ton because we needed some for pizza that weekend.

We like to get more Italian tomatoes, but sometimes they don’t
have the good kinds. This brand is
actually decent.

Mandi crushing tomatoes

We use a lot of oregano in our pizza sauce


And a ton of parm as well.

Mandi making the pasta and watching the redsox

We decided to just use meats as the filling. This was because we didn’t want a ravioli
type filling that was too liquid making the spaghetti fragile. We also did a cheese one as a test. The cheese one turned out to be the most
delicious yet also most ugly.

Jarring up some sauce for the pizzas

Mandi was better than me.

This took longer than we had hoped.

They were kinda fun looking at this point but on the plate…


We weren’t sure what sauce to go with so we tried some cream
and some tomato. Fun night, interesting
ideas, not great in the end but we were still full and happy.