when i started dishing up the meal for friends to eat the list got pretty long of homemade goodness….bread was homemade, noodles made that afternoon, grew the basil myself, veggies in salad came from family garden and for dessert homemade pie including my own crust. what i created for meatless monday is no doubt one of my favorite at home meals/treats to myself of all time……pasta with tomato sauce, garlic-basil cheese bread, salad and french silk pie for dessert. i love this meal. its my date with myself meal. its comfort on a plate meal. its put in moonstruck and eat italian food meal. and of course drink loads of wine. the question though i caught myself asking over and over….why don’t i make fresh pasta noodles all the time? seriously it is so easy and its sssssooooo good. i think perhaps i’ve found my next cookbook challenge the pasta bible!