Friday, October 1, 2010

Presto Pasta Night # 183

One hundred and eighty two weeks after coming up with this idea and wondering how many other pasta addicts there were out there...and still going strong. There are lots of oldies, lots of new creations and lots of old with a twist. But you don't want to listen to me...

First in this week is Girlichef is making some more delicious dishes with her homegrown Heirloom Tomatoes and this pasta dish Fettuccine with Tomatoes looks fantastic.
Tigerfish of Teczcape, one of my favorite PPNers, shares this dish created especially for those of us who need to "hide" certain ingredients. This time it's Okra & Eggplant Stew with pasta.
Johanna of Green Gourmet Giraffe managed this tasty treat of Orange Noodles while singing songs to get her princess to eat her own dinner.
Little InBox of Eating Pleasures brings something very unique and exotic to this week's roundup...Charcoal Noodles with Acar. Doesn't it look awesome?
Katerina of Culinary Flavors made a glorious dish of Spaghetti with Vegetables al Marsala. She may not drink wine, but she made wonderful use of it here.
Pam of Sidewalk Shoes - another fave blogger of mine, made this dish of Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes & Green Beans. It's perfect for the season and so easy to make.
Ching of This Little Corner of Mine made the perfect dish for me. I have a bad cold and all I want is some comfort food...her Cheesy Pasta Shells are perfect.
Elizabeth of Elizabeth's Cooking Experiments, tried her hand with the simplest of Italian pastas...Spaghetti Pomadoro and it looks wonderful.
Daphne of More Than Words is another longtime PPNer who always comes up with something delicious. Check out her Spiced Teriyaki Chicken with Oyster Mushrooms. I'm drooling.
Sarah of What Smells so Good? This dish of Skinny Pastata shows just how tasty a meal anyone - allergies or not, can savor. This one is made with Shirataki noodles.
Bergamot of Cooking Escapades usually prefers tomato based sauces, but she tried this one (one of my favorites) with a drizzle of olive oil plus ...for her Tagliatelle with Olives, & Oven Dried Tomatoes.
Anu of My Only Facade, has shared pasta 3 out of 4 weeks in a row. Much better record than mine and hers are all delicious, including this week's Simple Veggie Spaghetti.
From Kirsten's Kitchen to old favorite made even better. Garlic Pasta with Broccoli. I could use a bowlful right now.
Branny of Branny Boils Over is a first time PPNer and hopefully this dish is just the beginning of a wonderful friendship. Check out this Asian Bolognese.
Joanne - who always Eats Well With Others, and often shares her pastas with us, has a great post (no surprise), reviews a new pasta book (I'll have to check it out) and, of course, a tasty treat. This time it's Fusilli Al Fagiolini.
Claudia of Honey from Rock takes left overs and makes magic. Check out her Chicken Cannelloni. It's when leftover crepes meet leftover roast chicken and transforms itself.
Margaret, Vegetarian Casserole Queen, squeaked into the roundup and I'm glad she made it with her Three Cheese Pesto Lasagna.
Last but not's my turn. So....well... last night I really did intend to make a glorious pasta from one of several new cookbooks sitting on my counter....they all looked wonderful. But, I came down with a cold and so was going to just do a simple pasta....that didn't happen either. I only had strength enough to make a quick sandwich and go to bed.

What I did discover in my freezer this morning, however was a container of Asian Broth and some Chinese dumplings which will make a delicious lunch today.
Next week's wonderful host will be Jennifer of Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat – don’t you just love the name! Check it out and then send in a pasta dish of your own. Just mention Presto Pasta Night, Jennifer (and a link to Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat) and then email your URL link to jenisnape (at) gmail (dot) com and cc me - ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com

Please let me know if you want to have some fun and take over the Presto Pasta Night Hosting reins for a week. December and beyond are wide open.


Little Corner of Mine said...

What a lovely roundup Ruth and I hope you get over your cold asap! Perhaps you want to try some Chinese cooling teas that I posted in my blog? *wink, wink*

Ruth Daniels said...

Great Idea...I'm heading there now!

girlichef said...

Great roundup Ruth...and I do hope you're feeling better soon. Those charcoal noodles are so cool!

daphne said...

yum!!! Ruth- i learn something new each week on the round up! keep it going!!!

Katerina said...

Great round up Ruth! Thanks once again.

bellini valli said...

We always find such delicious ideas on PPN Ruth.

Amritha Kalyani said...

Oh my god! I just missed it. I thought I had one more day.. Its ok.. Will send in my recipe for the week ahead. Very nice round up... Lots of delicious entries :-)

Aparna S Mallya said...

Cool roundup! I missed it this week. Will try to participate next week.

Ruth Daniels said...

Thank YOU for the great dishes and Amritha & Aparna, see you both next week I hope.

Martha (MM) said...

Sorry I missed out this time around. I always try to play when I know you are hosting. I know all too well what a thankless job running a meme can be no matter how popular it is. Great round up Ruth! I hope all is well in your world ((hugs))

Johanna GGG said...

thanks for the round up - lots of great ideas - charcoal pasta!!!!

it occurred to me that you were wondering about what is comfort food in your last post and how odd you didn't say pasta was one of your comfort foods - I think it is comfort food for me in summer or winter - and I would not be surprised to hear it is yours!

Ruth Daniels said...

Hope to see you soon Martha and Johanna...of course you're right...mac 'n cheese, spaghetti Bolognese...with mushrooms, pasta list is endless on the comfort scale.

tigerfish said...

Once again, another great round up of oodling pasta and noodles :)

Little Inbox said...

Wow, what a fruitful round-up! Good response you've got.

Dalia said...

Wow, I just found out you! So many pasta lovers around the world, and I am one of you

Rachel said...

Those charcoal noodles look gorgeous. Great roundup!

I would be interested in hosting PPN again if you have a time slot available in the future.

Hope you are feeling up to snuff soon!