"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Glimpse: Updated with Recipe

in my kitchen.

While I was making noodles for beef stroganoff I realized how much of a thinker I am. I decided today while I was mixing the noodles why I am not a gadget person. I think it is because I find the cleanup of a gadget takes me more time than the gadget is worth.

So I do not have a noodle rack...

Nor do I have a bread maker.
Or a handmixer.
Or a blender.
Or an electric can opener.
Or a pasta maker.

I love the connection I have when I mix the foods. I love kneading the dough. I love rolling the tortillas. I love that while I bake I am afforded time for my mind to think upon those I love. Amazing with so much available at so little cost, that I prefer less!

I am sharing a glimpse as part of Rhonda Jean's weekly on my mind series.
*Updated to add this simple recipe

Homemade Noodles
1 beaten egg
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP milk
1 cup sifted flour

(I always need a bit of warm water to make it consistent enough.)

I mix dry then add the egg, milk and mix with my hands. I add water from a measuring cup have at the side. I knead it a bit, then divide in a few portions, flour my table and begin rolling out. I cut and hang on the racks as I continue. Each layer of my rack is added as needed. The recipe never yields exactly the same because you may roll the dough thinner one time than another etc.

Once all drying I cover with a hand towel and let sit about 10 minutes more then toss in a pot of boiling water that has a bit of salt in it.

ps...most times I use only water. The above recipe is tweaked from 1963 Betty Crocker cookbook, but we have teens and milk last for short time, and I never feel the need to blend instant milk up for such a small quantity.