Friday, March 6, 2009

Happy Second Birthday Presto Pasta Nights

Happy Birthday to us, happy birthday to us! Presto Pasta Nights is officially two years old today...and what a wonderful journey it's been. Thanks to everyone out there who's ever submitted a pasta dish, hosted a party or just plain visited often.

And thanks to Theresa of The Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine for hosting brilliantly last week - and to each of you who sent in a scrumptious dish. I'm still trying to work my way through the lot.

First in this week - actually...Kitchenetta of Got No Milk was in before last week's roundup was actually posted! I guess she's as excited as I am about birthday parties. And, seriously...check out her gorgeous Pumpkin Orzo with Sage!

Pam of Sidewalk Shoes made Pastitsio. Looks delicious and it's inspired by Weight Watchers, so it only looks sinful.

A Sweet Kitchen , first time PPNer - welcome and hope to see you here often...goes to the other extreme with this mouth-watering (serious drool here as I write) Farfalle alla Panna con Funghi e Pancetta which even sounds fantastic.

Muneeba of An Edible Symphony (and this dish certainly is!!!) sent us Sweet & Hot Chicken Pasta for the perfect love in - Valentine's Day, Birthday Bashes...actually any day is made special by such a dish!

Ching of Little Corner of Mine is back with a simple and simply delicious Stir fried Flat Noodle with Pork and Black Pepper Sauce.

Sara of I Like To Cook (and if you've ever visited her site, you know it's always good too) made a perfect party dish - Breaded & Fried Ravioli and look at that gorgeous plate she served them on.

Hillary of Chew on That made some of her favorite dish - Whole Wheat Spinach & Mushroom Lasagna like her mother made...You think she can make some for us? Actually, it sounds simple enough for us to do ourselves.

Bellini Valli of More Than Burnt Toast has been a long time PPNer and always shares a great treat. This time around she made Spaghettini with Arugula Pesto & Chicken for a little Spring-time. And since I'm sitting here in a big wool sweater, wishing winter away - it's perfect!

Joanne of Eats Well With Others made this wonderful Mexican dish of Grilled Snapper Vera Cruz with Spaghetti. So grab your plate, and find us a spot on a sunny Mexican beach, please!

Abby of Eat The Right Stuff, certainly did this week. Check out the gorgeous Chicken, Mushroom & Leek Spaghetti Pie.

Ning of Heart & Hearth, another frequent PPNer brings something really new (at least to me) Potato Noodles - this time in a soup. I'll definitely have to hunt for some.

Sarah of Taste My Plate made a superb looking Crab Pasta that I can't wait to try. I'm drooling, so more words!

Giz of Equal Opportunity Kitchen must know my weakness - Sausage Tortellini, so thanks for the birthday gift!

Singing Horse of The Peaceable Kingdom is another PPNer sorry to have missed the big 100, but we're all glad she made it to the birthday bash with her Fresh Tomato & Spinach Pasta.

Foni of Let's Eat brought an intriguing and gorgeous Corned Beef with Penne. Obviously corned beef goes with more than just the cabbage my mother used to make.

Lesley of My Asian Kitchen made another droolingly delicious looking dish of Chicken Curry Laksa with Linguine - and perfect for the cold weather here. Will winter never leave?

Long time PPNer Ivy of Kopiaste couldn't miss the party and brought Farfalle Carbonara (actually there are two versions if you look closely at her post)... the big decision..with or without egg?

I naturally had to take a walk down memory lane from my first Presto Pasta Night entry - Crab & Ricotta Cannelloni (the pasta part wasn't so great, but the filling was delicious)

to my latest dish Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun-dried Olives & Tomatoes

Well, not really the latest, because last night was a throw together shrimp, chorizo, mushrooms with garlic and a dash or two of white wine, served with two kids and hungry adults so no time for photos.

And so year three begins...don't forget to think of something wonderful to share for next week's Presto Pasta Night. Fabulous Ben of What's Cooking will be hosting and you can send your entries directly to him at ben(dot)herrera (at)whatscooking (dot)us so that he'll be sure to capture them all. Please cc me: ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot)com as well.


ben.herrera said...

That is a fabulous milestone! I am sorry I missed this one (stupid technology didn't help) but I am ready for next week. It's going to be great I know! :)

Ruth Daniels said...

Looking forward to it!!!

Ivy said...

Congratulations for the 2 years PPN. Wonderful roundup Ruth, I want to try them all and next week a friend is hosting. Must start thinking pronto.

Bellini Valli said...

What a terrific lineup for the party Ruth. I am bringing my own fork and doggie bags...wink...

Little Corner of Mine said...

Happy 2!!

Mouth-watering spread and great roundup. Feel like it's time for me to cook some pasta!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, happy birthday PPN! Another great roundup!

Cheers and have a wonderful weekend,


Pam said...

Happy Birthday PPN!

CY said...

Congratulations Ruth and PPN! Here's to many more years of great pastas!


kitchenetta said...

Happy BD PPN, and many happy returns!

Ruth Daniels said...

Thanks everyone and I can't wait to see what you all come up with during year three!!!!

After all, there is no Presto Pasta Nights without you.

abby said...

some great dishes there ruth!

Ning said...

It'd great to be a part of such a delicious community! Happy Happy Birthday PPN!

melissa said...

Happy 2 years PPN! I am so glad this event is here Ruth. It gives me such wonderful, creative ideas for noodles, and I never, ever stop loving noodles. :)

As usual everything looks awesome, but as usual I'm eying a couple in particular - the chicken, mushroom and leek spaghetti bake and the sweet and hot chicken pasta. Odd because I don't normally favor chicken over other proteins with pasta.

katiez said...

I hate it when I miss Birthday Parties!!!!!
Happy Belated.