My 22nd birthday came and went (on the 29th of July), and one of the gifts I got was this adorable little vintage looking apron and a pasta maker. Thank you to my mom for not only the new cookware but for supporting my recent love of cooking. I have been wanting to learn how to make pasta for such a long time. Unfortunately, the photos I have of the pasta drying aren’t that great.
My mom, sister and I went to Disney Springs. Just so we could go Pokémon hunting (we all play Pokémon Go). I had seen online that it was a great spot for PokéStops. Whoever said that was right on the money, because I had completely replenished my Poké Ball supply… or lack there of. I had previously been without Poké Balls for a few days, so I didn’t play unless I left the house to try and get more (a dream of mine would be to live in a PokéStop so I have an unlimited supply).
After arriving we stopped in Wolfgang Puck Express for lunch. I had this spaghetti that was absolutely exquisite, but unfortunately my mom and sister’s lunch wasn’t quite to their liking. We spent the entire day running around Disney Springs browsing all the stores and catching Pokémon. Before we left, we stopped into this adorable place called Bakery NYC. It’s vegan and gluten free. I got a brownie bite to take home. Next time I take a trip to Disney Springs I will go back. Then we stopped into Sprinkles Cupcakes for another delicious treat, we sat outside and talked. Afterwards, we went to guest relations and to get a birthday button for myself (suggestion of the sweet girl in Bakery NYC). As we were heading back to our car, it started to rain again. While we were waiting I found a Pokémon on radar my sister had been looking for.
My sister grabbed my phone and took off looking for it leaving me and my mom waiting under a pavilion for her. She unfortunately, came back Pokémon-less and couldn’t even find it on PokéVision. So we grabbed Starbucks drinks and left Disney Springs, and despite the lack of the Pokémon my sister wanted it was a fantastic way to spend my birthday. Eventually I will post a vegan guide to Disney Springs, because it’s a place I love. My one regret was that I didn’t take photos, because I feel like this post could use a good photo.
I want to touch on the pasta maker I got for my birthday, because this is something I have always wanted. It’s stainless steel and super easy not only to use but to clean. I have always wanted to make homemade pasta. Now I finally have a pasta maker, and I used it last night for the first time. I made an easy pasta recipe (coming soon) and it was absolutely fantastic. The recipe is something I will be making over and over again, and I am so happy with how the fettuccini noodles turned out. I had to improvise when it came to drying the pasta, because I don’t have a drying rack yet. So I strung the noodles over bowls, a cutting board, and a dishtowel laying on the counter. Literally it looked like noodles had taken over my kitchen (not that I mind).
I had an amazing birthday spending time with my family (even though we were down one member). My brother in-law unfortunately, had to work so he was unable to join us. I have no idea how we can possibly top next year, because this one was full of laughing and fantastic memories.