Thursday, November 18, 2010

Orecchetti e Pepe e Pancetta e Cacio for Presto Pasta Night

I didn't think I'd make it to Presto Pasta Night this week, hosted by Debbi Does Dinner. It's Thursday and delicious little boys are coming over to spend the day. Boaz, the older one, doesn't like it when I call him "delicious"... handsome, cute, funny, smart and "best big brother" are all fine he told me, but "delicious is for food!" I could just eat him up when he says stuff like that, but don't tell him.

This Orecchetti e Pepe e Pancetta e Cacio (probably spelled wrong, but sounds so delightful... no wonder Italian food is my favorite - the names just roll off the tongue... but I digress.) It was simple enough to make, just more challenging to find time to write it up!. It's an over-the-top adaptation of an already great dish from Josee di Stasio - Pasta Pepe e Cacio, but never being one to leave things alone for long, I had to add the pancetta and mushrooms sitting in my fridge and screaming at me every time I opened the door "ME!, Pick ME!"

What do you do to an already delicious dish to make it your own? And don't forget, Debbi is still accepting entries for this week's Presto Pasta Night Roundup. Just mention Debbi Does Dinner & Presto Pasta Nights along with their links and email it to crabbymomofthree (at) comcast (dot) net and cc me - ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Pasta seven days a week would be just about right Ruth.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

This looks fantastic and nice and simple! My kind of dish! Thanks!

Joanne said...

Kids are just so funny! And they def say the darndest things.

Love the sound of this pasta...simple but with such great flavor!

Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) said...

This is one good looking pasta dish. I could eat pasta every day.

Smoky Wok (formerly Tastes of Home) said...

This pasta dish looks and sounds delicious! love Italian food too :D