Every year around Thanksgiving, my cousins and grandma come over to our house to make ravioli that we freeze until Christmas. My mom’s side of the family is strongly Italian, so homemade ravioli is a must. Some of us Italians (such as myself) are not fans of ricotta cheese, so we make both cheese and meat ravioli. This year, we got together and made 221 cheese and 113 meat ravioli that will most likely be demolished quickly come Christmas day.
My mom makes all of the dough and filling before anyone comes so all we actually do is assemble the final product. First things first: flour up the situation. Definitely have to make sure that the trays and surfaces are full of flour.
Then, roll out the dough!
Gotta make sure it’s thin enough to see through, but no holes!
Next, you fill them, cut them with the special cutter, and fork them. Little Cillian had his own ravioli rolling pin and cutter to help with his first ravioli experience!
Here’s a picture of Grandma forking:
Here’s some of the finished cheese product!
Can’t forget our little dough taster:
Also, notice that tray above ^. We use all of the leftover scraps as noodles! Totally yummy!
Last but not least, the newest addition to our family! This is Indy! She’s 8 weeks old and my cousin just picked her up on Wednesday! Makes me wish I lived closer to home to see her all the time!
Have you ever made homemade pastas?
Any family food traditions?