Thursday, June 30, 2011

Presto Pasta Night #220

Wow! It's July, so Happy Canada Day! Happy July 4th to my American Friends and Happy... whatever Day wherever you live. Hopefully some of these pastas will make it to your celebrations. Thanks everyone for some truly awesome sharing!

First in this week, Jeanette's Healthy Living and a great Pasta Al Pomadoro . What a simple and delicious lunch... or dinner, for that matter.Nilam of Grow In Kitchen did a lot of research to come up with her Ragu ala Bolognese and it looks wonderful. Our good friend Tina of Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel Manor shares a book review (she was not so impressed) and some Tortellini Amatriciana (that sounds and looks very impressive).Deb at Kahakai Kitchen is another frequent PPNer and this time she shares a spectacular Fusilli in Saffron Chive Cream Sauce with Pistachio Basil Pesto. Who'd have thought vegans could enjoy "cream" sauces! This dish is brilliant even if you're a dyed in the wool carnivore (like me).Tina of Lavender and Lime is another PPN regular - lucky us! And this "cheat" dish - Tuna Lasagna is perfect for all those hectic days when there's no time for much kitchen work.Graziana of Erbe in Cucina, another regular at our weekly dinners shares a Gnocchi with Sorrel & Sunflower Pesto. I've never tried sorrel, but that's about to change.Mango Cheeks at Allotment2Kitchen shared a secret... not a fan of noodles...make that packaged, instant, seasoned soba noodles. That said, she's really a fan of soba noodles that she can make her own and this dish of Sesame Soba Noodles with Edamame Beans looks heavenly. Denise of Oh Taste N See has a non-nut pesto that looks fantastic. Pepita Pesto Pasta (try saying that 10 times) and I'm always up for trying new pestos, so thanks!Tigerfish at Teczcape always serves up gorgeous and delicious pastas. This one is a little different. Like me, she loves crab cakes and like me, thinks they are ridiculously priced. So check out her solution... Crab Cake Pasta.Debbi Does Dinner really does make "from scratch", healthy meals that are awesome, but every now and then the craving for Velveeta takes over and when it does, she makes some Southwestern Pasta Salad - still very healthy looking, if you ask me.And lastly - my latest Too Tired To Cook Pasta. I make variations often, since I frequently am too tired to even think about what to make for dinner. It was great hot for dinner and cold the next day for lunch - it would be terrific as part of a picnic.Thanks again, everyone for great dishes and don't forget that next week Helen of Fuss Free Flavours is back to host for the FOURTH time! Send your entries to helen (at) fussfreeflavours (dot)com and cc ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by Thursday, July 7.

8 comments:

Shaheen said...

As always, thank you so much for hosting and coming up with the idea of PPN so that we bloggers around the world can participate.

Also thanks for the kind write up.
Shaheen formerly known in blogger world as mangocheeks.

Pierce said...

Excellent round up! So much that you can do with pasta and I love all of them. Thanks for being such a great host and doing all that work :-)

Deb in Hawaii said...

Fantastic round up Ruth. It is hard to choose from so many great pasta dishes--it all looks so good.

Thanks for hosting and creating PPN--it is one of my favorite blog events. ;-)

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours said...

What a lovely round up. I am so looking forward to hosting this week!

tigerfish said...

Happy Canada Day! Thanks for hosting and the round-up is fabulous!

Graziana said...

interesting round-up with a lot of new ideas!

Joanne said...

I'm making pasta to bring to our 4th of july bbq today and all of these have gotten me even MORE excited than usual to do so! Great round up!

Ruth Daniels said...

Thanks everyone for making Presto Pasta Nights such a success... couldn't do it without all your delicious pastas.

Joanne, I do hope you plan on sharing the pasta salad... and I'm sure a funny post... with PPN next week.