I spent a fair bit of time over the weekend playing with my pasta maker.
On Saturday I made the main meal - beef in a tomato sauce, grated cheese, Parmesan and home made pasta (vermicelli, ie the very fine stuff). After a couple of false starts (not having enough flour dusted everywhere made the pasta stick into a big mess) I was rolling, and the meal was a great success.
On Sunday the main meal was my home made pizzas, but at lunchtime I made a small amount of pasta dough which I rolled through the machine and then used to make ravioli. The filling was small pieces of chorizo sausage and cheese. After cooking I added some tomato sauce and a sprinkle of Parmesan. This was a real hit, especially with the boys.
In the evening, I avoided watching England playing football/soccer against Italy, but I was hoping that Italy would win (which they did). I am starting to wonder if I am morphing into an Italian. Will I start to have the urge to run a Mob? Or start womanizing? It seems that infidelity is obligatory for Italian men :-)
OK, question of the day. If you were going to change nationality or ethnicity, what would you change to, and why?