Pasta, pasta, pasta!!!

About a year ago I went with my sister and brother-in-law to their farmer's market in Indy. I was so jealous that they had their very own "pasta lady" and that each week they could get a substantial stash of soft, fresh yumminess for a reasonable price. When would I find a pasta lady? I pouted to myself... The answer is: Now!!! But instead of a pasta lady, I found some pasta dudes. Our Saturday morning visit to the Farmer's Market provided me with one of the best surprises of all time. Lexington now has its very own pasta shop, very fittingly called: Lexington Pasta.

I saw their stand and nearly peed my pants, I was so excited. Curt saw that crazy look in my eyes as I immediately went straight for the goodies. Now I can't say that I was looking, but I am willing to bet that he rolled his eyes and said quietly to himself, "Oh, crap." I waited in line, sucking back the drool that was quickly forming on my tongue and mentally made out with all the gorgeous varieties of fresh pasta that stood before me.

$2 for each 4 oz. single portion? I can live with that. Oh, yes. I bought up some Portobello and Tomato Basil varieties and practically skipped away with my little baggies.

Yesterday I decided it was time to try them out. I looked at those portions and decided that no way could only one bag be meant for one person so I should just go ahead and make two. Besides, I'm pregnant, right? I need all the fresh food I can get and so does my growing babe. Well I suppose these pasta dudes know what they're talking about because two portions looked a lot bigger once they were cooked up, on my plate and ready to eat. No matter--I was up for the challenge.

With some slatherings of buttuh (and by that, I mean Smart Balance) and a LOT of freshly grated parmesan cheese, I was ready to go. And go, I did. I felt so full and satisfied afterward... The taste, the texture... Perfection.

So be ready, pasta dudes. You now have yourself a totally loyal and regular customer on your hands. Oh, and I noticed that they are preparing to come out with some flavored gnocchi and "designer raviolis" this year as well. Come to Mama!!!


Lee Zuhars said...

yum! that looks so good! do they have any wheat or whole grain pasta?

sara said...

Yes, they have whole grain listed as one of their specialty flavors. They even have gluten free! I had the Tomato Basil today and it was sooooo delicious. Really, I am in love.