Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Marriage of Old & New for Presto Pasta Night

I couldn't resist these cute little Sacchettini that I saw at Sobey's this morning. I've been addicted to these cute little pasta sacks filled with all sorts of great Potato & Leek or in this case...Brie & Roasted Garlic for a while now. And since they take 2 minutes longer than it takes to boil's perfect for "one of those" days. In fact, I spent all afternoon, hunting through a great many of my cookbooks ...and I have a lot...and do a little surfing on the net as well.

And what did I come up with? Strange as it seems, it all started last night. I'm getting over a cold and yesterday I felt that I needed some comfort food from my childhood...lots of thoughts, like chicken soup...not the right "hug" factor for my soul...shepherd's pie (lots of options)....not enough energy to whip it up (not to mention the fact I didn't have any ground beef in the house)...and suddenly, it came to mother's Creamed Salmon On Toast (of course we had another name for it that is totally inappropriate to mention here).

When I was growing up this was one of my family's favorite meals. In those days it's what my mother served when money was tight. Imagine what she'd say if she knew that a tin of salmon no longer costs $0.25! But I dad....each and every time he ate her creamed salmon would tell us that she really should open a restaurant and call it "Dolly's Creamery". It is delicious. And that's what my Honey and I ate last night for dinner.

Since there was some left...and after all my hunting for the perfect "sauce" for the brie & roasted garlic sacchettini....I used the creamed salmon and it was a fantastic combo. Too bad I didn't make more. We both would have had seconds.

It's my entry for this week's Presto Pasta Night, being hosted by the lovely Abby of Eat the Right Stuff. She's been a PPNer from the beginning and I'm glad she's hosting yet again. You still have a little time to email your entry to her abby (at) eattherightstuff (dot) com and cc me ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com

Guidelines to share your pasta dishes.

And if you'd like to host a Presto Pasta Night Roundup yourself, just send me an email. November and beyond are wide open. What are you waiting's great fun and a fabulous way to get introduced to other awesome bloggers.


Debinhawaii said...

What a fun dish and a great combo--so nice to use something from the past with a new favorite!

abby said...

ruth, ruth, ruth - what an amazing set of flavours! you got me with the brie and roasted garlic but then it got even better! thanks for sharing this with me for our ppn!

Joanne said...

This looks so delicious! I am going to have to make that creamed salmon recipe just for this. Now if only I could find some brie and roasted garlic sacchetini....well maybe I will just have to pick up some wonton noodles and make my own ravioli filling.