It’s my turn to host Presto Pasta Nights again, lucky me. Although there aren't as many dishes as usual, each and every one of them is marvelous and I can't wait to start cooking. There's even a dessert pasta - it's been quite a while since we've had any of that, but you don't need my blathering... check them out. And thanks all for your great contributions.
First in, Little Box of Eating Pleasure with a very pleasurable Penang Assam Laksa that is perfect for the blustery weather here in Halifax.
Ching of Little Corner of Mine shares a simple, easy and perfect Stir Fried Ramen that also will help keep the Autumn chill at bay.
Tigerfish of Teczcape (and last week's wonderful PPN host) shares her Indian style Veg Fried Noodles that look Heavenly. She also asks the question about knives. Personally I love my J.A. Henckels Don't forget to let her know your favorite.
KC of Kits Chow made the perfect pasta dish for me - great ingredients: anchovies, black olives, garlic; stunning photos and a new (to me anyway) pasta shape to try. Check out her Trecce dell'orto alla contandina. Doesn't it even sound fabulous?
Jenny of Tastes of Home whipped up a stunning bowl of Stir fried Macaroni with Oyster Mushrooms & Shallots. You can almost smell the earthiness from the photos.
Biren of Roti 'n Rice is a first time PPNer and shares a glorious Chocolate Pasta with White Chocolate Liqueur Sauce. It's been forever since anyone shared a dessert pasta and this one looks beautiful. I'm definitely going to have a dinner party just so I can make some!
Joanne of Eats Well With Others and one of my favorite storytellers - and pasta makers gives us this awesome dish of Pennette with Kale & Winter Squash Ragu. I feel healthier just looking at it.
And then there's my pasta dish, thanks to my new copy of the Barefoot Contessa's latest book Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?: the Spicy Turkey Meatballs with Pasta, which was easy to make AND smelled awesome in the oven. What more could you ask for? The book says Spaghetti is the pasta of choice, but then BC doesn't know my grandsons who love shorter pasta they can pick up with their cute, pudgy fingers.
And how could I have forgotten such a wonderful entry - Homemade Tomato Ravioli from Bergamot at Cooking Escapades. But as they say... "better late than never". This one looks excellent.
Next week's wonderful host will be Helen of Fuss Free Flavours, a great blog. Check it out and then send in a pasta dish of your own. Just mention Presto Pasta Night, Helen (and a link to Fuss Free Flavours) and then email your URL link to helen (at) fussfreeflavours (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. 2011 is wide open.