Helga cooks, makes merry

I was woken by a 5.5 quakey at 9amish this morning!

How rude!
Anyway, here's Sunday's activities......

G was my cocktail bitch in the afternoon.

I'm drinking an "Illusion".

This frock was from the Repertory Theatre sale last year after the September quake.

Better get down to business!

I'm doing it, I'm making pasta!

There's not much to the dough, just eggs, plain flour, slat and a teensy bit of water if it's too dry.


Just like Pee Pee does.

O, here's my feet!

I'm getting a lot of wear out of these grey heels!


First roll!


My glass is empty!

Guess whose teeth & claw marks these are?!

Looks like fettucine!

Rough, but I'm happy enough for a first attempt!

Tasted fantastic!!

The cocktail station.

We really need a bar.

But first, we need the space for a bar. G came up with the cunning idea (so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel) of having a bar inset into the wall when we eventually remodel the kitchen!

The cooked fettucine!

I decided to use the fettucine to make a frittata, which I turned into a bake.

We were having a potluck before band practice, so I wanted to keep it easy.

We actually did a little recording. Yes, we're attempting that again.

Cooking the onion and pepper (capsicum).

Chopping some more peppers for a roasted pepper side dish.

The finished and slightly mangled frittata/bake.

It was good.

Miss Justine turned up!

Now things get a bit loose.....

I have no idea!

I'm crying with laughter.





Anonymous said...

You look lovely in your dress and lilac tights and grey shoes. I thought of you (worried) when I read the news about the after-shock. I am very impressed by this pasta machine.

Shewearscrazywell said...

I adore your lavender loveliness! The pasta looked super yummy...as did the booze and shenanigans! Hearts, janna lynn

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

The dress and the tights combo - magic! :)

Missy Vintage said...

Ahhh, I too need a bar in my life. I want a 50's 60's one but we jut do not have the room. I also needs cocktail bitch in my life! I will have to have words with The Boy. He takes up much less space than a bar! x

Nelly said...

Well you looked lovely but I am lum tuckered out with all the kneading and noodle making you did and am so glad it did taste good after all that effort ha.
Ps dont forget to look at my last post Giveaway time.
PPS send me your proper measurments so I can find you a lovely dress.Or maybe I should send earings coz they fit everyone?Kidding xx

delia hornbook said...

aww you look fab as always i love your dress today real cute. And i adore your ice bucket to very retro ;-)) Your pasta looks yummy and great fun to make. Evenings spent chilling with friends are the best i say ;-)) Well done with the recording will we get to hear it ? dee xx

Ronnie Rabbit said...

I love the photo you called "Hey my glass is empty" lol, brilliant! That happens in my house too, must be the cats?! and you got around to making pasta on your new machine too, looks great, well done.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Your purple accents are the perfect foil for your green cocktail - you look joyfully splendid and absolutely ready to tackle a pasta or karaoke machine!!! Love the claw marks and I'm really, really hungry now!!! You're both gorgeous and a cook - sigh. xoxoxoxoxoxo

Louise said...

Well done on the pasta, how fab. That dress is adorable, I love it! Xx

Smashingbird said...

Helga my darling, you are too much! The frock is fantastic & I want to come over for dinner & drinkies soo bad! xxx

Franca said...

These colours are very muted for you! looks great though! and respect on the pasta front!

Perdita said...

OOOh a baked fresh pasta - super idea. Yum.

I adore those gentle pastel tones on you, fab!

Loving Miss Justine's minny mouse bow hair too.

shyguitar said...

hey your clothes are so pretty and the russian vodka num nums my favourite. looks like you had a fun sunday :)

Scarlett said...

Loving the lavender look! Also looks like you had a right laugh, I need to fly to yours for a Sunday funday! Scarlett x

Max said...

Cool sleeves on that frock Helga and some seriously glam chef-ing going down-you'd be a riot on that dine with me show! Do a detect a little pastel infiltration there???
Max x
ps I can comment-hurray!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

I'm loving you in pastels and I love your cooking posts. Good on you for doing pasta xx

sacramento said...

Wait for me, I am coming over to try!!!

Kitty said...

Fabulous drinks, dresses, food and friends..no more is needed in life!

Misfits Vintage said...

Bloody hell - you and Justine are both so GORGEOUS!!! Your pasta looks fabulous, I ADORE your ice bucket and hope we get to hear some of your recording??

We get Queen's birthday long weekend next week - old Lizzie doesn't mind a drawn out birthday!

Love! Sarah xxx

Miss Peregrin said...

Jeez, how rude. These quakes should know by now to at least come through at a decent hour! Luckily, the sleep deprivation doesn't stop you looking amazing! I am impressed with your first attempt at making pasta - it looks like fun!

Rose&Bird said...

Ooh - scarey with the aftershock, glad you are all ok x

Drinking cocktails while making pasta and looking fabulous - what better way to spend an afternoon?

Vintage Vixen said...

Bloody aftershock, how rude.
That frock is just fabulous-o and the tights are divine. Your pasta looks brilliant but it's that ice bucket I'm lusting after the most, I can't believ you've hidden it from me for so long!
Love you!

pastcaring said...

Blimey Charlie, it's all going off at your house! Quakes, cocktails, fresh pasta, more cocktails, music, lovely dresses, more cocktails. Sounds good to me!

And can I ask if Miss Justine is doing a Benny Hill/Fred Scuttle impression with her little salute in the last photo? Knowing you love your 70s British TV, you'll know what I'm talking about!

La Dama said...

oooh, I love that dress, the colors go perfecto with your grey shoes.
You locos always look so happy and gorgeous.darn, those aftershocks amor.
love your cocktails glasses,you pasta making Mama, dinner looks scrumotios like you,those kitties are naughty.

Crystal Lee said...

so impressed with your cooking skills, dear Helga! and love the lavender get-up for sure.

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

are you fecking serious about how awesome you are? geez, woman you look radiant and you cook, i have to sit down a spell.

Rae said...

ooh, pretty, pretty frock and I lurve your eyeshadow :)

Ivy Black said...

Excellent! I'm impressed with your pasta and your frockage.
I have a steaming cold and would like a big glass of whatever your having and that would sort it!

Random Rants said...

I started out delighted with your outfit and drooling over your fine beverage! Then I was amazed by your domesticity and creativeness with the frittata. I giggled at your alcohol induced tomfoolery but then was sad that I wasn't there! P.S.: STILL loving the shoes!

LandGirl1980 said...

Frock me! That frock is frocking fantastic!!! And you made that delish looking food with NO apron? Bravery!