1.go to far away grocery store to buy some ingredients. realize when you get home you have no eggs. go to corner store to get eggs. realize when you get home you only have wheat flour. decide to use this in lieu of yet another trip to the store.2.turn some music on. assemble your eggs, olive oil, and salt in flour mound. think "this will stay in place long enough for me to take a photo". spend next five minutes frantically trying to prevent egg from running all over kitchen. knead dough until it is not smooth and does not come together, but is a crumbly mess.
3. add more oil, some water, and some of your mother's south beach diet approved pre-separated egg whites. knead.
4. feel satisfied with dough. let rest, covered, for one hour. split dough into 2 sections and roll out until as close to paper thin as you can get it without breaking the dough. hang on floured, suspended mop or broom handle and let dry 15 minutes.
5. roll and slice each section, perhaps making your sections too thick.
6. lay pasta out in pretty little curly-cues and let dry 1-2 hours.
7.cook pasta according to this recipe,except with less arugula. forget to chop arugula before adding to pasta. forget to add any olive oil to the dish.
the verdict? the pasta was an odd texture, probably a result of using wheat flour and attempting to boil it in too small a pot. the dish was a little bland, and the arugula should have been chopped and slightly wilted. however, the dish was not inedible and is definitely worth trying again, correctly.