Friday, October 7, 2011

Presto Pasta Night #234

It seems like everyone who sent in an entry this week knew about our little cold spell.  Temperatures hovered near freezing at night and rainy, damp and dreary days, thanks to some Hurricane or other passing close enough to make me bring the BBQ and plants in off the balcony.  Thanks everyone for the perfect remedy.

First in is Heather, GirliChef extraordinaire with one of my favorite Fall Soups - Italian Wedding Soup.   I'm definitely making her scrumptious looking version.
Next, Tigerfish of Teczcape always has something wonderful for us.  This time it's Noodles with Jalapeno Peppers, Fried Shallots & Green Onions.  Given we're having frost warnings here, some of that heat will be much appreciated.
First time PPNer Krithi of Krithi's Kitchen shares another perfect dish for the chilly weather here.  Her Szechwan Vegetable Noodles is quick and gorgeous.  Thanks for joining in the fun Krithi.
Tandy of Lavender & Lime always brings something wonderful our way and this time it looks especially delicious.  It's Boudin Blanc & Mushrooms with homemade farfollini.  Very impressive and I'm jealous since I seem only to be able to make straight noodles with my pasta attachments.
Graziana of Erbe in Cucina is back with another dish perfect for our weather.  I mentioned our frost warning and my daughter with her first big garden has put frost covers on some of her plants but had to harvest the last of her herb garden.   So lucky that Graziana shared this particular Checca sul Rogo.
Stash of The Spamwise Chronicles always melts my heart with his dishes, but I think even he outdid himself with this one.  Check out his Spaghetti with Italian Broccoli, Anchovies, Rocambole Garlic & Fried Breadcrumbs.   I'm drooling here!!!
Beth Anne of The Seventh Level of Boredom is back with another perfect dish for our weather here.  She calls it Not Even Remotely Authentic Pastitsio.   I call it Heaven in a bowl.
HoneyB of The Life & Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch knows the way to her Honey's heart - and mine... lots of garlic.   I love her Garlic Noodles with a Kick.   She served it as a side.  I want the whole bowl!
Gay, Scientist in the Kitchen after hosting last week's roundup, is back with a brilliant Magician's feat - turning burgers into a mouth-watering Linguine with Bolognese.
Andrea of Nummy Kitchen shares a perfect cold weather dish - Tomato Lasagna.   Great to warm the kitchen with the heat of the oven and glorious aromas of it baking.
and, last but not least... a couple of pastas from me before turning over the hosting reins.  It started off with a lazy version of one of my oldest and most requested pastas - Meaty Pasta with Lamb Sausages & Mushrooms...
... and then, since pasta once in a week didn't seem to be enough...I came up with this unbelievably fuschia colored, smile inducing dish of Penne with Shrimp and Roasted Beets and Garlic.  It was inspired by ingredients in my fridge and a glance at my app on my iPhone while waiting in the car for my Honey.
That's it for this round.   Thanks everyone for those perfect dishes to help me through the cold snap.   Next week we're lucky to have Kirsten of From Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours - for the FIFTH time, no less.  So put on your pasta thinking caps, write a post, mention and link to Presto Pasta Nights and From Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours and send an email to kirstenmlindquist (at) gmail (dot) com and cc me ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by Thursday to make it into next Friday's roundup.


girlichef said...

So many amazing dishes, I really don't know where to begin!

tigerfish said...

It's the spicy hotness and the soupy warmth :) ....thanks for the round up.

Graziana said...

it's raining today, and after this rich round-up I'm craving for pasta!

Joanne said...

So many great dishes this week! It's gotten me in a pasta-eating mood again.

Meghna said...

Yummy pasta:)

Maggideli said...

Pesto is such a great sauce that complements the pasta and many other dishes quite well. Penne pasta is really simple to make and after reading the following article I really adore this dish.