With all the bitching I did yesterday I forgot to tell you that it turns out I can make a MEAN pasta. Good Lord. Not in an "anyone can make pasta" sort of way, it was a smashing success. It's definitely gourmet. It's better than what I've tasted anywhere else. With a little hint of chocolate and Parmigiano-Reggiano, they just melt into it... it's so good.
Did I mention I also handrolled and seasoned them meatballs?