So today was an interesting day in Linton. We went back early this morning to get unpacked and settled back into life. Paulina and I also wanted to crack out the Christmas present that she gave me, a homemade noodle maker. I can tell we are going to have fun with this thing. Both the pro and con of this gift is the fact that it takes both of us to use it. The set up that holds it on to the countertop really doesn’t work in this house, so it takes one person to hold the machine while cranking, and the other handles the dough. Enough writing, here are some pictures….
This was pretty much a test run in the noodle making. We will know how to do some drying on our next try. They were pretty delicious. We put the wide ones into a soup that I made with the ham bone from Christmas dinner. Instead of bean soup that people in this area traditionally make with the ham bone, we had a potato-carrot-noodle soup. Not too bad. Paulina then took the thin noodles and after she cooked them up, she mixed them with some of our home-made spaghetti sauce. Meatless spaghetti.
Our other treat besides the peanut butter celery and crackers and chips and dips and such was the smoked salmon that we never did eat at Christmas. James and I just couldn’t do it when we first opened it. Our family members, being land locked Dakotans just don’t really have the taste for sea food that others do. Anyway, it seemed so slimy, so we threw it on a baking sheet and cooked it up a bit. Oh my did that turn out well. Yummy. Added to a cracker with some Cajun cream cheese. I may be eating well into the New Year’s.
Well here is to wishing all of you a Happy New Year. I will leave you with a few shots of the yard in Herreid taken yesterday.
As I close, it is lightly snowing in the Dakotas……