Maybe I’ll Make Pasta

I would attribute my forgetfulness to old age but I’ve always been forgetful.  I think there are too many thoughts running through my head and I don’t take the time to let things sink in.  I don’t know . . I sometimes scare myself with the things I don’t remember.

Like this!

The other day I was up in a chair looking for something in a top cabinet and I found this.  What is it?  Don’t have a clue.  It says “Kitchen Aid” on the lid so that gives me a clue that it goes with my mixer.  I would bet money that I’ve never seen this thing before and my Kitchen Aid is at least 20 years old.  Let’s see . . that means it has lived in at least 12 houses in 4 states.  Seriously, I don’t remember seeing it before.  It’s obviously never been used because (1) there’s no residue of any kind and (2) that little foam piece would have been lost the first time I used it. Here’s one on the KitchenAid site but mine is a bit different.  I have some metal disks.  Weird!

It has all these parts:

Another weird thing is that you have to have the meat grinder attachment for it to work.  And, I only got that a couple of weeks ago when we were ordering supplies to make sausage.

The more I think about it . . maybe I once had a food grinder.  Maybe the metal parts go with the food grinder and they just got stuck in with the pasta thing.  I’m so confused . .

But I do want to make pasta of some kind and I think I’ll try it in the next couple of days.


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    You make me laugh! Yesterday as I was buying lasagna noodles I thought I should get out the pasta roller and make my own but I bought the noodles just in case. 😉
    I use the meat grinder quite a bit, have a sausage stuffer thing but nothing yet for casings. On the list of things to do.

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    Donna says


    I am sure the metal parts belong to a meat grinder. They look just like the ones I had for my Oster mixer with meat grinder many years ago. I don’t know anything about the pasta maker and I have a manual one that attaches to my counter top. This has reminded me that it’s been a long time since I made pasta and I need to do that again. Homemade pasta is the best.

    Have fun with your parts!

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    Lynne in Hawaii says

    The metal discs are appear to be meat grinder blades…it is what our blades look like…not sure about the others. Looks like it is time to ‘play’ to figure it all out!

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    I have one of those Judy. Exactly like it and yes, it goes with the meat grinder attachment. Frankly, I’ve never used mine either. 🙂 I think I know where it is… maybe…

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    Hazel says

    I believe the plastic discs are pasta extruders. I think you have to use the auger parts of the meat grinder with the plastic discs to make different kinds of pasta

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    I’m pretty sure the grey tube thing is your sausage stuffer attachment. It goes on the front of the grinder attachment and the sausage casing slips over the narrow end so you can fill it with the ground meat. The white plastic discs are for pasta. You use the auger from the grinder, but no inside blade to extrude noodles. The two metal discs are for coarse or fine grind- Hamburger or chunky sausage.
    I worked in a kitchenware shop for 6 years and “guess this tool” was our favorite game.

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    Judy, I don’t have the pasta attachment for my KitchenAid, but I understand that it does an amazing job!

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    Cindy says

    hahahhahah. I cleaned out my kitchen junk drawer the other day and had to put back a whole lot of stuff that looked really important but I have no idea what they are. All I know is that if I throw this crap away, there’s a good chance that something in there would have saved me from a fate worse than death.

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      Eve says

      OMG, Cindy, that sounds just like me! LOL!! My DH keeps the oddest ‘stuff’ that I honestly believe is 40-50 years old. (but not worth anything as ‘antiques’–LOL!)

      Judy, I had to laff at this post. You are so cute! Eve

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    Jackie Warren says

    Hi Judy, Now that you have figured out what these strange items are, I am wondering if perhaps they weren’t yours at all and were left by the previous owner of your house. this theory won’t work if you are the first owners…….

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    Evelyn says

    My pre-teen grand niece just loves my sisters pasta maker for her colored clay… filo clay or something like that? I even make pasta without a roller – use the rolling pin and then cut it into little rectangles for soup – it is a bit thicker that way, but works good for soup and I don’t have a pasta roller. Cheers! Evelyn

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    Linda says

    Oh my! I thought this kind of stuff only happened to me. Finding stuff that I own, but swear I’ve never seen before. Really makesyou wonder…..what’s life going to be like when I’m older and become forgetful.

    Oh well, like Cindy says – ” if I throw this crap away, there’s a good chance that something in there would have saved me from a fate worse than death”. LOL!!!

    Linda in Calif.