Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Weird Week of Pasta

You'd think that I'd be so pumped about next week's giant birthday bash... yes... Presto Pasta Nights will be turning 4 and we're having a huge party. I do hope you'll join us... and tell your friends to come too. But I digress... you'd think I'd be making fantastic pasta dishes every night.

Of course, I'm excited, but I've also had the worst cold. Actually, I think it's the same one I whined about a couple of weeks ago. It came back with a vengence... and fever! So frankly, I could barely defrost the last of the chicken broth I had in the freezer, let alone do any writing or fancy cooking...

Not to say I didn't have some sort of pasta with my soup.... think a handful of little pasta shells added to the broth while it was heating up, plus this other favorite soup of mine pictured at the top of the page (actually it's an old photo... no energy for new ones) of this...
which is a healthy restorative - slice or two of fresh ginger, handful of spinach and for the "comfort" part, some Star Anise & Cinnamon along with the last of my Chinese dumplings. Heavenly!

I did make some farfalle (because they're so cute)... because how hard is it to boils a pot of water? ... and tossed it with the last of the pesto in the fridge and some goat cheese. No photo, but very comforting.

And finally, tonight... a new pasta dish from a new cookbook I'll be reviewing soon -Low-Salt DASH Dinners It's a quick and easy and packs quite a tasty punch...



So finally, I get a pasta entry to send to Beth Anne of The Seventh Level of Boredom who is hosting this week's Presto Pasta Night. You can share yours by mentioning her and Presto Pasta Night and emailing her the link - bethanneleach (at) gmail (dot) com and cc ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com. See you tomorrow at the roundup.

3 comments:

bellini valli said...

Love the new look Ruth:D Congrats also on 4 years!!!

Ty'sMommy said...

The pasta and the soup both sound heavenly!

Kankana said...

I hope you get well soon Ruth! I am equally excited to see the next week Presto Pasta display and I am already cracking my head to decide on something special.. even asked my hubby, who btw gave me a blank look! :) Your shrimp pasta dish looks gorgeous.